Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is responsible for the overall management of the Journal.  More specifically the Board is responsible for

  • Maintaining and contributing to the strategic development of the journal
  • Sourcing providing appropriate content for the journal, which reflects the stated objectives and aspirations of the journal
  • Managing the peer review system. The Editorial Board will draw reviewers, appropriate to the type of article submitted, in part from the EAB and in part from a wider range of professional contacts.
  • Maintaining and developing the quality of the content
  • Promoting the journal at relevant conferences and pertinent professional events
  • Appointing and reviewing the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), communicating clearly the journal goals and strategies to the EAB and maintaining regular contacts with them.
  • Reporting to the Journal’s governing body on overall journal progress and development

The Editorial Board is comprised of:

 Editor in Chief

  • Dr Rick Holden is Visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University and previously Principal Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University. Rick is currently editor of the International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy & Research, having previously been Editor of the Emerald Journal Education & Training for twenty years. He is News Editor for the European Association of People Management. Rick has published extensively in the fields of workplace learning, the graduate labour market and reflective practice. He is the author of the leading Palgrave Macmillan HRD text book, Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice. On completion of his PhD Rick joined Cadbury Schweppes where he held posts of Employee Relations Officer, Organisation Development Research Manager and Training Manager.

Associate Editors

  • Jenny Allen works as an HR Consultant with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Previously she was Head of Workforce at NHS Digital. She has accumulated 20 years of experience in leading and motivating teams to deliver high quality services and outputs in large and complex public sector organizations. Her HR practice is underpinned by full membership of the CIPD. Jenny has also in the past operated in a general management role, run her own successful HR consulting business and worked as an Associate Lecturer at several universities.

  • Dr Barbara Eversole is Associate Professor at Indiana State University, USA.  Her research expertise is located within organizational change and development. Dr. Eversole is also Principal of Transformations Unlimited Associates and a Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner. Utilizing the MBTI and other methodologies, Dr. Eversole helps organizations and individuals achieve the transformation necessary to reach their full potential.

  • Gillian Lonergan is a Chartered Librarian, a qualified Archivist and a Fellow of the Society of Indexers. She has spent her working life in the co-operative movement and is currently with the Co-operative Heritage Trust, being Librarian of the National Co-operative Archive. While working for the Co-operative Union, she was involved in copyediting, proofreading and indexing on a wide range of publications. Since 1995, she has been Deputy Editor (Production) for the Journal of Co-operative Studies published by the UK Society for Co-operative Studies.

  • Dr Mark Loon is Assistant Dean, Bath Business School. He holds a PhD and a DBA. His MBA specialism was Finance. His expertise is in organizational behaviour and his primary research area is in the use of technology in learning and teaching in higher education, learning in the workplace, higher order thinking dispositions, and leadership development. He is currently the Chair of the British Standards Institute’s Human Capital Standard Sub-Committee on developing International HRM Standards (representing the UK on the International Standard Organization’s Technical Committee).

  • Dr Sarah Minnis is the CEO and Principal Consultant at Anthology Consulting LLC and holds an Assistant Director role at Texas A&M University. She has over 20 years of higher education, career advising, and organization development experience with almost 10 years specifically advocating for veterans’ education and employment. As a recognized expert in veterans’ higher education transition and career development, Sarah has published and presented nationally and internationally on her experience and research. Through her ongoing work Sarah has developed a program of support and education to help higher education and employment communities understand the value of the veterans they serve.

  • Dr Jan Myers is Senior Lecturer, Leadership & Organisational Development at Newcastle Business School. Jan joined Newcastle Business School, in Autumn 2015 where she leads a range of modules relating to leadership and organisational development.  She has been a senior lecturer/assistant professor in business and management, organisational behaviour and HR, and leadership, individual and organisational development in both the UK and Canada. Before moving into academia, Jan was a senior manager, trainer and consultant working in and with third sector and public sector organisations, both in the UK and internationally.

  • Darren Short is VP of GoDaddy Learning Inc, leading a team of 40 learning professionals to provide learning solutions that deliver business results and strategic impact. Previously, he spent 9 years in Seattle at Avanade, a high-tech consulting joint-venture of Microsoft and Accenture. As Sr. Director of Global Learning & Development, he managed a team of 52 training professionals around the world serving 20,000 employees in 26 countries. For 19 years, Darren has been very active in professional associations, mainly the Academy of Human Resource Development where he has been on the Board since 2006 and was President 2012-2014.

  • Dr Roland Yeo is Management Learning Researcher for Suadi Aramco. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Management at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Management, University of South Australia Business School. He has published extensively in the fields of intra-organizational learning, practice-based team learning, and knowledge sharing and problem-based learning. He has recently completed a postgraduate programme at the Said Business School, Oxford where he was the recipient of the Said Prize for Top Academic Achievement and Best Dissertation