Contact Professor Emma Parry


Professor Parry joined Cranfield University in 2002 as a Research Fellow within the Human Resource Research Centre. She has a PhD from Cranfield and an MSc in Applied (Occupational) Psychology, also from Cranfield.

Professor Parry is the author of Managing People in a Contemporary Context (Routledge) and editor of six other books.

Current activities

Professor Parry is Head of the Changing World of Work Group. She is a recognised expert in Human Resource Management (HRM) and plays a leading role in a number of global research projects in this area. These include Cranet, a worldwide network of over 40 business schools that conducts comparative HRM research, and 5C, a global research project involving around 30 academic institutions, examining cultural and age differences in attitudes towards careers.

Professor Parry's research interests relate to the impact of the changing external context on managing people. In particular, she undertakes research on the influence of technological advancement, age demographics and generational diversity, and national context. Professor Parry has also undertaken a large number of research projects in relation to human capability within defence.

Professor Parry is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM). She is also the Series Editor for the book series The Changing Context of Managing People (Emerald). She is also currently President of the Executive DBA Council (EDBAC), and an elected member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Council.

Professor Parry is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and an Honorary Fellow for the Institute for Employment Studies, as well as a Visiting Research Fellow at Westminster Business School. She is also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Professor Parry teaches on graduate and executive programmes in the areas of Human Resource Management, Talent Management, Organisational Behaviour and Research Methods.


Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

Home Office

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation

Forces in Mind Trust

Department for International Development (DFID)


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