Research at Leeds Beckett
About Hazel Kershaw-Solomon
Hazel is a Senior Teacher Fellow and Senior Lecturer within Leeds Business School. Prior to joining the University she was a HRD Manager with 3M and prior to that a Quality Manager with Cooksons and in Management Services with British Steel. She also ran her own management consultancy practice.
During her time at the University, Hazel acted up as a Principal Lecturer for 6 years deploying up to 30 academic staff both part-time and full-time as well as teaching and managing module teams. She now spends her time teaching, leading a professional course and modules within the Governance, Leadership and People Management subject area of Leeds Business School and has worked for the University since 2005.
Prior to joining the University she ran her own management consultancy practice for 14 years in the fields of quality improvement and management development with clients including the BBC, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, The Home Office, the Careers Service, Dysons etc.
Hazel is a licensed practitioner for MBTI, FIRO B, LIFO and EQi.
Hazel has taught a number of UG and PG modules within the HR and OB subject areas during her time at the University. Her favourite work area is personal development with professional students on the CIPD accredited courses at PG level. She also teaches Cross Cultural HRM at PG level and Business & HR Consultancy Project to final year UG students. She regularly supervises dissertations and work based projects at UG and PG levels.
Hazel is currently reading for a Doctorate exploring the relationship between professional development and employee engagement in a post 1992 University. It takes a Realist Evaluation approach to evaluate how well the UKPSF is working for whom in what circumstances and why.
In recent years she completed a Masters dissertation on academic staff and open plan working which helped to inform facilities needed by academics when working in open plan spaces.