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Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Newcastle University

Tracy Scurry is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Newcastle University Business School. She is a member of the Human Resource Management Work and Employment research group and The Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise (KITE). Her research focuses on careers from the perspectives of the individual and the organisation. She has also worked on numerous projects exploring organisational change in the workplace. See for example the recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Chris Hicks , Tom McGovern and Adrian Small exploring transformational change at an automotive dealership.

Current research embraces: graduate careers (notably graduates in ‘non-traditional’ graduate employment), identity narratives of global workers and career development programmes. Her work seeks to reframe understandings about graduate careers by demonstrating their multi-level and relational nature. She is interested in exploring how individual and societal factors interplay to influence outcomes, current research examines how imbalances and inequalities frame career experiences. She has an established track record of attracting research funding (British Academy, Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and N8) and engaging with non-academic stakeholders in a variety of forms (KTP and ESRC Seminar Series). She has conducted research for policy makers (BIS and the North East Local Economic Partnership), acted as an expert for professional bodies (e.g. Association for Careers and Guidance Services) and has worked with regional branches of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) and the North East Chambers of Commerce (NECC) to engage members with research and organise events.

She has also worked with a number of public sector organisations evaluating the processes and impact of organisational change related to the implementation of flexible working practices and work life balance initiatives. Work to date has adopted a multi-stakeholder perspective, examining both the organisational and individual implications of the practices for all those involved.

Keywords: careers, subjective careers, career success, graduate careers, career management, global careers, resilience, dual careers


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Newcastle University


  • 2006 
    Nottingham Trent University, PhD