Janet Walsh is Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. She has a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Leeds and a Masters and PhD from the University of Warwick. She has held academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, Leeds, Melbourne and Royal Holloway.
Her principal research activities relate to the changing nature of employment and careers. She has undertaken research on female lawyers’ attitudes to their careers and work-life balance in professional law firms. This work was sponsored by the Association of Women Solicitors. Her research has also examined the use and consequences of flexible work practices, including part-time and compressed hours arrangements; gender, the work-life interface and employee wellbeing, including a study of hospital doctors; employees’ experiences of interactive service work; presenteeism and absenteeism. She is currently working on research concerned with the costs of organisational citizenship behaviour and is developing a project on internships and employability.
She has published in leading journals including the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Work, Employment & Society, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; Gender, Work & Organization and the British Journal of Industrial Relations.