Dr Jasmine Kelland
Profiles

Dr Jasmine Kelland

Lecturer in Human Resource Studies/Leadership

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

2011- Present - Lecturer in HRM and Programme Leader - MA HRM and BA Hons HRM (top up)


Prior to joining University of Plymouth I undertook the following roles- 

2009-2011- Associate Lecturer in HR and Leadership

Support module staff in the delivery and marking of modules as and when required.

2004-2011- Owner / Manager of the Wedding Company

I set up and ran a small wedding business for 7 years, we expanded during this time and the business was sold in 2011. Within the business, I employed 8 staff and as Owner/ Manager I was responsible for everything that occurred in the business which included marketing, staff management and training, Budgeting, forecasting and cash flow, managing and developing customer and trade relationship and sales

2002-2004- Area Pharmacy Resource Manager / Talent Manager- Boots the Chemist

Reporting to the area manager, my role covered all the South West (Penzance to Plymouth). The role involved complete management of the Pharmacy resource within the area (towards the end of the role I also was responsible for the Store Managers), specifically it involved the following-

·    recruitment of a skills shortage, including overseas recruitment

·    retention of staff and developing bespoke benefits packages for pharmacists

·    holding quarterly Pharmacist area meetings (co-ordinating and chairing)

·    direct line management of 70 Pharmacists, dealing with all day to day issues

·    promoting pharmacy as a career in schools and careers fairs

·    responsibility for ensuring each store was always covered by a Pharmacist

1999-2002-HR Manager- ITV West Country

I was responsible for setting up and running a centralised HR service for the ITV group based at ITV Westcountry. My role included the following;

·    recruitment of a new team

·    training the new team

·    establishing and implementing redundancy programme for the teams at others sites

·    Developing service level agreements with all stakeholders

·    Generalist HR support for the local news station

1997-1999- HR Advisor- Plymouth Primary Care Trust

Generalist HR Advisor role providing advice to over 600 staff and managers on a variety of HR issues.



Qualifications

Plymouth University

·    Doctorate in Philosophy, entitled “Fathers at Work: Challenges and Stereotypes Facing Fathers with Caregiving Responsibilities in Employment” (2019)

·    Masters in Personnel and Development (2013)

·    Post graduate Diploma in Personnel and Development (1999)

·    Post graduate Certificate in Methodology (2014)

·    Post graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2014)

University of Hertfordshire

·    Bsc (Hons) in Psychology with Business (1997)

Ivybridge Community College

·    A level – English, History and Psychology (1994)

·    Ivybridge Community College, GCSE’s- English, Maths, Science, History , Art, French (1992)

 

Professional membership

Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Teaching interests

2011- Present-Programme Leader Masters in HRM and BA (hons) HRM

Lecturer in HR and Leadership, University of Plymouth ;

Module Lead- People Management (BUSM200), UG and PG HR Research Project (HRL312, HRL713), Employee Resourcing (HRL702)

Programme Leader- MA in HRM and BA in HRM

Key responsibilities:

·    Responsibility for promotion of the programmes which includes the website, brochures, open days and recruitment trips

·    CIPD re-accreditation process

·    Programme structure

·    Chairing course committees

·    Responsibility for student satisfaction and quality of the programme

·    Running Programme Meetings

·    Arranging student field trips

·    Lecturing and Marking for undergraduate and post graduate modules

Supplementary role highlights: 

·    I am responsible for the China recruitment strategy for both my programmes. Central to this has been seven trips to China, with the purpose of making links with Chinese universities and building relationships to enable partnership agreements

·    I have also been heavily involved in building relationships with exchange partners within Europe through the ERAMUS scheme and have visited both CIFFOP in Paris and AVANS in the Netherlands

·    I am currently involved in the programme approval process for the BAHRM and MAHRM with our partners in Hong Kong Space

·    I am the Academic Lead Liaison for our partners at British College Athens, which requires building relationships with local staff and working closely to ensure consistency in standards. I also have this role for Strode College, Somerset

·    For the past five years I have been nominated by students for exceptional support and last year I was successful in obtaining the Faculty prize for the ‘Most inspirational Teaching’.

·    Early Career Representative for Plymouth Business School

·    Completed a 3 year term as an external examiner at UWE in 2020


Research interests

Research activity

PhD Research

I completed my Doctorate in Philosophy entitled “Fathers at Work: Challenges and Stereotypes Facing Fathers with Caregiving Responsibilities in Employment” in March 2019. https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk/handle/10026.1/14676

 

I have presented my PhD findings in a wide range of arenas:

·    Across Party Policy Group of the Government Fatherhood Group in Portcullis House, Westminster (Nov, 2018)

·    Fatherhood Network Scotland as part of the launch event for their #dadup campaign - http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/how-employers-can-dadup

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a3zmkm0gRk

·    Numerous organisations such as Rolls Royce, University of Plymouth Womens Network , and the Working Families Annual conference in Canary Wharf to over 100 senior executives (May,2018).

·    Webinar to the Women In Aerospace Group. (July, 2019)https://zoom.us/recording/play/HsVzx6zZuf4aNX11M2iiFiES0JWhMoM-Q-A-3hXPs0yS7c6SM47MwCD37YSrLhXy?continueMode=true

·    Plymouth Women in Business Network International Mens Day Conference attended by over 300 individuals

 

Specific Conference Papers based on PhD findings:

·     “Is Daddy Daycare All it is cracked up to be? -Caregiving Fathers and the ‘Fatherhood Forfeit”, Work and Family Researchers Conference in (Washington, June, 2018)

·     “Daddy Daycare- Caregiving Fathers, ‘fatherhood forfeits’ and the ‘paternal perimeter”, CIPD Applied Research Conference, December 2017, Scotland

·    “Gender Role Stereotypes in Selection- A Exploration of the Potential Reversal of the Fatherhood Benefit and Motherhood Penalty in Selection Decision Making by UK Managers”, ,Work Family Researchers Network Conference (Washington, June 2016 )

·    “Fatherhood Forfeits’ and ‘Motherhood Penalties’ – An Exploration of UK management selection decision making of parent applicants”, CIPD Applied Research Conference (London , December 2016)

·     “Implications of the Gender Pay Gap”, CIPD South West Branch conference, (Cornwall, October 2016)

I was successful in obtaining funding to attend the Work and Family Researchers Network Conference in NYC (moved to online) and had the following paper accepted Fatherhood forfeits and the fu** it fathers”. This paper is based on data obtained from comments in response to an article in the Guardian Newspaper by Mark Rice Oxley which referred to my research (see below) 

Online Publications based on PhD Findings:

·    “Employment-related barriers to fathers sharing caring roles more equally and social or attitudinal barriers to fathers in the workplace which need to be challenged?”(2017) published on line by the House of Commons Women’s and Equality Select Committee. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/women-and-equalities-committee/fathers-and-the-workplace/written/47587.html

·     “Fatherhood Forfeits’ and ‘Motherhood Penalties – An Exploration of UK management selection decision making of parent applicants” , (2016) https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/fatherhood-forfeits-and-motherhood-penalties_2016-an-exploration-of-uk-management-selection-decision-making-on-parent-applicants_tcm18-20005.pdf

·    “Barriers to Women Achieving Senior Positions – The Role of Gender Role Stereotyping and the Recruitment of Executive Women” (2016) published on line by the House of Commons Women’s and Equality Select Committee. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/women-and-equalities-committee/women-in-executive-management/written/32497.html

·    “Exploring the impact of gender stereotyping on the Gender Pay Gap in the UK” (2016) published on line by the House of Commons Women’s and Equality Select Committee. My research was also referred to in the final report. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmwomeq/584/584.pdf

National press coverage of PhD research findings:

·    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/nov/21/the-masculine-mystique-why-men-cant-ditch-the-baggage-of-being-a-bloke

·    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23831740-900-why-the-patriarchy-isnt-good-for-men-and-how-to-fix-it/

·    http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/father-discrimination-negative-bias-in-quest-for-work-life-balance/ ; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/fathers-part-time-work-negative-bias-men-apply-employers-gender-stereotypes-society-changes-a7591661.html.

Citations of PhD Findings:

·    Referenced within the 2019 CIPD “UK Working lives Report”, research https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/work/trends/uk-working-lives

·    Final Report of The House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee enquiry into ‘Fathers in the Workplace’, referred to my findings and my recommendations were incorporated (March, 2019) https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmwomeq/358/358.pdf

·    Focus of an article by the website www.workingdads.co.uk, January 2019 https://www.workingdads.co.uk/what-is-the-fatherhood-forfeit/

·    Referred to in the book “Dads Don’t Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting” (David Freed and James Millar, 2018)

·    Referred to in a House of Commons debate regarding ‘Fathers in the Family, 1 March 2017’, https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-03-01/debates/05992F83-3028-49FE-B6AC-2FADBA9EDBDB/FathersInTheFamily

·    CIPD Organisational Behaviour Adviser Jonny Gifford directly referenced my research in a 2017 blog post

http://www2.cipd.co.uk/community/blogs/b/research-blog/archive/2017/06/13/where-s-mum-you-lazy

·    Research referenced in the “Cash and Carry- Fathers Combining Work and Care in the UK” (December, 2017) by The Fatherhood Institute; http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cash-and-carry-Full-Report-oi89PDF.pdf

Caregiving Fathers and Calavier attitudes to Criticism Project

A project involving the coding of comments in response to the Guardian article listed above.

·    Presentation of key findings to the WFRN conference Virtual Conference (March, 2021). View online here ; https://plymouth.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=b3b98201-636b-496d-a55e-accd00a08ede

·    Academic Paper in Draft entitled; Caregiving Fathers and the **ck it Fathers”

·    Discussed findings on the ‘Lockdown Dads’ Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNYDuv2gAWE

 

‘Parents in the Pandemic’ Research

Most recently, I have been involved in a research project exploring parental experiences during the Covid-19 Lockdown in the UK. Working with colleagues from University of Liverpool, the project has involved a qualitative survey of parents in March 2020 lockdown, follow up interviews of parents, a diary study and a follow up qualitative survey in the February 2021 lockdown.

Early findings have been released for the project.

·    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/parents-say-they-were-better-prepared-but-2021-lockdown-has-been-the-toughest-yet

As a consequence, I have been interviewed by Heart FM and Radio Devon (twice) regarding the findings and have contributed to numerous internet media sources, such as blogs and podcasts:

 

·   https://dadbloguk.com/dr-jasmine-kelland-parents-in-the-pandemic/

·   https://www.employment-studies.co.uk/news/parents-pandemic-and-perfect-storm

·   Submitted evidence based on the findings to the Women and Work All Party Parliamentary Group

·   Based on the initial findings of this research, I have also submitted evidence to the Women in Work APPG and House of Lords “Long Term Implications of Covid-19” Committee (July, 2020); https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/9853/html/

·  Findings have been cited both in national and local press ; https://phys.org/news/2021-03-parents-lockdown-toughest.html ; https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/2021-lockdown-toughest-yet-parents-5199474

Non-Project Specific Research Highlights

·    I am a Reviewer for Human Resource Management Journal

·    I was delighted to be asked to join the Academic Advisory Board for the charity ‘Working Families’. Role began March 2021

·    I have discussed my research on the experience of caregiving fathers in a debate on Sky News (March, 2021) - https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1370314233720803329?s=20 / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVtOVQRVdNw

·    I have been interviewed on ‘LinkedIn’ Live event 15th March 2021, discussing my research into the experiences of caregiving fathers at work

·    I have secured a publishing contract with Palgrave Macmillan for a book entitled “Caregiving Fathers in the Workplace”

 


Other research

A member of the POW research group

Conference Papers

I have presented my PhD findings in a wide range of arenas:

·    Across Party Policy Group of the Government Fatherhood Group in Portcullis House, Westminster (Nov, 2018)

·    Fatherhood Network Scotland as part of the launch event for their #dadup campaign - http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/how-employers-can-dadup

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a3zmkm0gRk

·    Numerous organisations such as Rolls Royce, University of Plymouth Womens Network , and the Working Families Annual conference in Canary Wharf to over 100 senior executives (May,2018).

·    Webinar to the Women In Aerospace Group. (July, 2019)https://zoom.us/recording/play/HsVzx6zZuf4aNX11M2iiFiES0JWhMoM-Q-A-3hXPs0yS7c6SM47MwCD37YSrLhXy?continueMode=true

·    Plymouth Women in Business Network International Mens Day Conference attended by over 300 individuals

 

Specific Conference Papers based on PhD findings:

·     “Is Daddy Daycare All it is cracked up to be? -Caregiving Fathers and the ‘Fatherhood Forfeit”, Work and Family Researchers Conference in (Washington, June, 2018)

·     “Daddy Daycare- Caregiving Fathers, ‘fatherhood forfeits’ and the ‘paternal perimeter”, CIPD Applied Research Conference, December 2017, Scotland

·    “Gender Role Stereotypes in Selection- A Exploration of the Potential Reversal of the Fatherhood Benefit and Motherhood Penalty in Selection Decision Making by UK Managers”, ,Work Family Researchers Network Conference (Washington, June 2016 )

·    “Fatherhood Forfeits’ and ‘Motherhood Penalties’ – An Exploration of UK management selection decision making of parent applicants”, CIPD Applied Research Conference (London , December 2016)

·     “Implications of the Gender Pay Gap”, CIPD South West Branch conference, (Cornwall, October 2016)

I was successful in obtaining funding to attend the Work and Family Researchers Network Conference in NYC (moved to online) and had the following paper accepted Fatherhood forfeits and the fu** it fathers”. This paper is based on data obtained from comments in response to an article in the Guardian Newspaper by Mark Rice Oxley which referred to my research (see below) 

Books

·    I have secured a publishing contract with Palgrave Macmillan for a book entitled “Caregiving Fathers in the Workplace” due for publication in January 2021

Internet Publications

Online Publications

·    “Employment-related barriers to fathers sharing caring roles more equally and social or attitudinal barriers to fathers in the workplace which need to be challenged?”(2017) published on line by the House of Commons Womens and Equality Select Committee. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/women-and-equalities-committee/fathers-and-the-workplace/written/47587.html

·     “Fatherhood Forfeits’ and ‘Motherhood Penalties – An Exploration of UK management selection decision making of parent applicants” , (2016) https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/fatherhood-forfeits-and-motherhood-penalties_2016-an-exploration-of-uk-management-selection-decision-making-on-parent-applicants_tcm18-20005.pdf

·    “Barriers to Women Achieving Senior Positions – The Role of Gender Role Stereotyping and the Recruitment of Executive Women” (2016) published on line by the House of Commons Womens and Equality Select Committee. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/women-and-equalities-committee/women-in-executive-management/written/32497.html

·    “Exploring the impact of gender stereotyping on the Gender Pay Gap in the UK” (2016) published on line by the House of Commons Womens and Equality Select Committee. My research was also referred to in the final report. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmwomeq/584/584.pdf

Other Publications

I have obtained national press coverage of my research findings; -

·    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/nov/21/the-masculine-mystique-why-men-cant-ditch-the-baggage-of-being-a-bloke

·    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23831740-900-why-the-patriarchy-isnt-good-for-men-and-how-to-fix-it/

·    http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/father-discrimination-negative-bias-in-quest-for-work-life-balance/ ; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/fathers-part-time-work-negative-bias-men-apply-employers-gender-stereotypes-society-changes-a7591661.html.

Citations of PhD Findings

·    My PhD findings were also referenced within the 2019 CIPD “UK Working lives Report”, research https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/work/trends/uk-working-lives

·    The findings were a focus of an article by the website www.workingdads.co.uk, January 2019 https://www.workingdads.co.uk/what-is-the-fatherhood-forfeit/

·    My PhD findings were referred to in a House of Commons debate regarding ‘Fathers in the Family, 1 March 2017’, https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-03-01/debates/05992F83-3028-49FE-B6AC-2FADBA9EDBDB/FathersInTheFamily

·    The House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee enquiry into ‘Fathers in the Workplace’, referred to my findings in the final report of session and my recommendations were incorporated https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmwomeq/358/358.pdf

·    CIPD Organisational Behaviour Adviser Jonny Gifford directly referenced my research in a 2017 blog post http://www2.cipd.co.uk/community/blogs/b/research-blog/archive/2017/06/13/where-s-mum-you-lazy

·    Research referred to in the book “ dads don’t babysit “ Freed, D and Millar, J, 2019

·    Cash and carry- fathers combining work and care in the UK- December 2017 – fatherhood institute http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cash-and-carry-Full-Report-PDF.pdf

Reports & invited lectures

I have presented my PhD findings in a wide range of arenas-

·    Across Party Policy Group of the Government Fatherhood Group (Nov, 2018)

·    Fatherhood Network Scotland as part of the launch event for their #dadup campaign - http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/how-employers-can-dadup

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a3zmkm0gRk

·    Numerous organisations such as Rolls Royce, Plymouth University Womens Network , Plymouth Business Womens Network and the Working Families Annual conference in Canary Wharf to over 100 senior executives (May,2018).

·    I presented via webinar to the Women In Aerospace Group. (July, 2019)https://zoom.us/recording/play/HsVzx6zZuf4aNX11M2iiFiES0JWhMoM-Q-A-3hXPs0yS7c6SM47MwCD37YSrLhXy?continueMode=true

·    Most recently, in November 2019, in presented my findings at the Plymouth Women in Business Network International Mens Day Conference attended by over 300 individuals