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Caryn cook

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Doctor of Philosophy
MSc HRM – University of Wales Newport
PGCE – University of Wales, Newport
Post Graduate Professional Diploma HRM (CIPD)


A senior lecturer with the Business School at Newport. A chartered fellow of the Chartered Institution of Personnel Development (CIPD). Assist in the management of BA (hons) Human Resource Management and the MSc HRM Full time and part-time. Managed and taught on the Post Graduate Professional Development Scheme of CIPD, specialising in Employee Relations and Managing in a Strategic Business Context. Main research area is HRM practices in transition within the public sector of a post soviet Baltic State. Ongoing interest in Periodisations of practices of human resource management from a soviet and post soviet perspective, also the Europeanisation of human resource management in particular the argumentation behind convergence v divergence theories. I am also interested in ‘social bonding’ and ‘social capital’ theory and its role attitudinal and organizational change within developing countries, particularly the areas of ‘residualism’ and ‘trust’. I have also been involved in Gender and Management research within Latvia carrying out research with Professor David Farnham and Dr. Gloria Moss. Previous other research has been as part of the ‘Working Lives’ team of researchers, which is cross disciplinary and cross institution, consisting of University of Glamorgan, Cardiff University and University of Wales, Newport.


Course Tutor. BA HRM Treforest
Course Tutor. MSc HRM Treforest


Cook, C. (2014) Human resource management during transition and beyond within the public sector of a post soviet Baltic State. International Journal of Leadership Workplace Innovation and Engagement. 1(2) June 2014
Cook, C. and Gornall, L. (2014) A new collegiality in collaborative work and practice, in L. Gornall; C. Cook; L.Daunton; J. Salisbury. and B.Thomas (eds) Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change, London: Bloomsbury pp.271-279
Cook, C. and Daunton, L. ‘Human Resource Management’ Implications of Working Lives Research in L.Gornall; C.Cook; L.Daunton; J.Salisbury, J. and B. Thomas (eds) Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change, London: Bloomsbury pp.1-10
Gornall, L; Cook, C; Daunton, L; Salisbury, J. and Thomas, B. (2014) (eds) Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change, London: Bloomsbury
Cook, C. (2014) The ‘Clusterisation’ approach to the classification of Human Resource Management within
Europe. Emerging Themes in Business Conference Proceedings, May 2014
Cook, C. (2012) The Changing Face of Human Resource Management in post-independent Latvia, Emerging Themes in Business 2012 Conference Proceedings, 20 March 2012 pp.40-64
Cook, C., and Daunton, L. (2010), HR Implications of Working Lives Findings. SRHE Conference, Celtic Manager, December 2010
Gornall, L., and Cook, C. (2010) , Working Together and Working Apart: Academic life, contemporary work, and some issues for research, University of Glamorgan Sandpit Education Conference, Monday 13th September, 2010
Cook, C. (2010), ‘‘Report on Research –– HRM in transition within a Post Soviet State’’, MBA Conference, University of Wales, Newport. 18th March, 2010
Moss, G., Farnham, D. and Cook, C. (2010) Women managers in Latvia: A Universal Footprint for the Future? In Gloria Moss, (Ed), Profiting from Diversity, The Business Advantages and the Obstacles to Achieving Diversity. Pp.91-118
Cook, C., (2009) Working lives experience: narratives of the new researcher, in Haslett & Rowlands, (eds) proceedings of the Newport NEXUS Conference, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Special Edition, No.1, pp.59-64
Cook, C., Gornall, L., Daunton, L., Salisbury, J. and Thomas, B. (2009) ‘‘Time spent among other people is where meaning is found’’, The ‘‘working lives’’ research report on narratives of occupational change in further and higher education in post-devolution Wales., The Welsh Journal of Education, Vol.14, No.2, pp.95-101
Daunton, L., Gornall, L., Cook, C and Salisbury, J (2008), ‘‘Starting the Day Fresh’’: Hidden Work and Discourse in Contemporary Academic Practice, Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference, December 2008
Moss, G., Cook, C. and Farnham, D. (2008) ““Lessons on Gender and Management from Latvia”” Presented at International conference, New Socio-economic challenges of Development in Europe 2008, University of Latvia, October 2008
Matimba B.J. and Cook C.E. (2007), HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy at the Ministry of Education Headquarters in Malawi, Teaching Public Administration, Vol.27, No.2, Autumn 2007


Chartered Fellow CIPD (Chartered FCIPD)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Employee Relations
Working Lives of Academics in Higher and Further Education
International Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management in a Post Soviet Baltic State.
Strategic HRM
Convergence theory

Grants Awarded:

Welsh Education Research Network (WERN) bursary 1 and 2

Research Supervision:

MBA Dissertation Supervision

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