Portrait of Dr Shelley Harrington Dr Shelley Harrington

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s.harrington@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472085


Position: Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of Management
Qualifications: PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons)

Shelley joined the University in 2016 and is a lecturer in Organisation Studies within the Department of People, Management and Organisations.

Prior to joining the University Shelley completed an ESRC funded PhD at Leeds University Business School where she investigated personality as a micro-foundation of dynamic capabilities within finance and high technology industries. During her PhD Shelley presented a number of conference posters including one for the White Rose DTC and she was actively involved in a number of Institute of Directors events, working with a number of CEOs and their Top Management Team’s from finance and high technology industries in the UK.

Whilst at Leeds University Business School Shelley taught on an undergraduate organisational behavior module covering a range of subject areas including management, leadership and motivation.

Shelley is also a member of the British Academy of Management and The World Association for Personality Psychology.


Research and Scholarship

Shelley has undertaken research exploring the microfoundations of dynamic capabilities. In particular, she has focused upon understanding how an individuals personality can influence the way in which dynamic capabilities are enacted at senior leadership and middle management levels. Shelley is currently focused upon writing a paper introducing the link between personality and dynamic capabilities for the first time.

Shelley’s research places emphasis on the importance of approaching macro-level phenomenon from an individual, micro level perspective. She does this through the adoption of primarily quantitative research approaches.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Harrington, S (2016) ‘Job cuts save money but can hurt business in the long-runThe Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Degree Supervision

Shelley would be interested in supervising students undertaking qualitative or quantitative research, particularly in the following areas:

  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Personality
  • Learning and Team Behaviour.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Shelley Harrington



Teaching and Professional Activities

Module leader for:

  • BFO0220 Behavioural Approaches to Work and Society


Module Tutor on the following:

  • BHO0007 Management, Work and Society
  • BHO007 Management, Work and Society (Hong Kong)
  • BM00258 Developing Business Skills and Personal and Professional Development.


Professional Roles:

Peer Mentor Co-Ordinator for all undergraduate students undertaking BABM courses.