Dr Esme Franken has recently completed a PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to her PhD, she has also worked in HR for organisations in the Waikato region of New Zealand.
Esme is interested in how both managers and employees can develop to their full potential in organisations. Her research uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and centers on leadership and employee development. She is also particularly interested in public sector HRM, employee resilience and positive employee behaviours. Esme is passionate about teaching in both HRM and Management subject areas. She has taught specifically in the areas of organisational behaviour, management, employee development, and performance management. Esme has published her research in the journals such as Australian Journal of Public Administration and the Journal of Management and Organisation. She is a member of ANZAM and EAWOP.