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Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Explore the teaching and research activities taking place within our Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management subject group

This subject group delivers exceptional teaching and research across all the major topics within the fields of organisation studies and human resource management. Our degree courses are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and we share strong links with the Higher Education Academy.

The Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management subject group is part of the Portsmouth Business School, and sits within the University's Faculty of Business and Law.


Our lecturers and academics have extensive experience within industry and academia. Across the subject group, we have expertise in every aspect of human resource management – including human resource development, employment relations, corporate social responsibility, ethics, coaching, leadership and managing change.

Practical experience is an integral part of our teaching, and our students graduate with the ability to apply their skills within the industry. 90% of our students went on to further study or work within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey conducted in 2019).

Our group has an international reach, and we've made significant impacts in the delivery of specialist HR education in places like Hong Kong, Turkey, Greece, the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Guernsey. 

To find out more about the courses and programmes we teach, explore all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.


In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), the subject group made a substantial contribution to the outstanding results achieved within the Business and Management Studies unit of assessment, and our research continues to grow in impact and size.

Areas of expertise

Find out more about the work we're doing across our 4 areas of expertise in Organisation studies and human resource management research.

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Professor Gary Rees

Head of Organisations, Systems & People

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Dr Kajal Sharma

Senior Lecturer

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To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office. 

+44 (0)23 9284 6970