Dr Tracy Scurry
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) HaSS Faculty, Senior Lecturer in HRM
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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.
Previous Roles and Responsibilities
Deputy Subject Group Head, (Leadership, Work and Organisation)
Chair of the Board of Studies (Leadership, Work and Organisation)
HASS Faculty representative for the University Standing Committee on Collaborative Provision
PhD, Nottingham Trent University
BA (hons), Nottingham Trent University
2013 - ongoing - Editorial Advisory Board for Personnel Review
2012-2013 - Advisory group member for BIS funded Graduate Success Project AGCAS/AGR
2011 - 2012 - Panel member for the OUVS Revalidation of MA Management with Pathways at Regent's College
2008 – 2013 -Book Reviews Editor for Personnel Review
2014 - ongoing - Centre for Lifelong Learning, Warwick University, UK :
MA/PGD/PGC/PGA Career Education Information and Guidance in Higher Education
MA/PGD/PGC/PGA Career Development and Coaching Studies
2014 - ongoing - Warwick Business School, Warwick University, UK:
Postgraduate Award in Career Development
International Doctoral Examinations
2014 - External examiner DBA: Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
2012 - External examiner PhD: Auckland University, New Zealand
UK Doctoral Examinations
2010 - External examiner DBA: Teesside University, UK
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1055-7702
Scopus Author ID: 16417822100
Management and Leadership Roles in Learning and Teaching
2017 - Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching (HaSS Faculty)
2013 - 2016 Deputy Subject Group Head for Leadership, Work and Organisation (LWO)
2013 - 2016 Chair of the Board of Studies for Leadership, Work and Organisation (LWO)
2011 - 2014 Degree Programme Director for the Dual Masters AIBM/AIBMM with the University of Groningen
2012 -2014 Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Dual Masters AIBM/AIBMM/OPS (With University of Groningen)
2009 - 2011 Dual Masters Programme development and approval
2008 - 2011 Degree Programme Director for the MA IBM
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
Current international collaborative projects:
Clarke, M., Scurry, T., and Smith, M. (2017) Placing the ideal worker in a 'life context' - interdependent negotiated careers. Paper presented at VII I-WIL International Conference of Work and Family, July 2017, Barcelona
2. Graduate talent management - with Dr Marilyn Clarke, Adelaide Business School, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Clarke, M., & Scurry, T. (2017). The role of the psychological contract in shaping graduate experiences: a study of public sector talent management programmes in the UK and Australia. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-27. Available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1396545
Current research projects:
1. Graduate Resilience - with Dr Ciaran Burke, International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, UK Funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) 2018 -2019
This research aims to provide a critical understanding of the concept of “graduate resilience” to provide a starting point for future research.
2. Career Practitioner Perspectives of Graduate Career Resilience - with Ann Smart, Careers Advice and Guidance Manager, Northumbria University, Professor John Blenkinsopp, Northumbria University and Dr Ciaran Burke International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. Funded by Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU) 2017-2018
This research seeks to examine the notion of career resilience from the perspective of careers professionals in HEIs – exploring what they understand resilience to be, if and how careers professionals have a role in its development and the challenges that are faced in doing so.
External Research Funding
2018 -2019 Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Scoping Award: Graduate Resilience: A review of the literature and future research agenda. With C. Burke (Ulster University).https://www.srhe.ac.uk/research/srhe_funded_projects.asp
2017 -2018 Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU): Developing Graduates' Career Resilience. With PI Ann Smart (Northumbria University Careers Service) Prof. J Blenkinsopp (Newcastle Business School) and Dr. C. Burke (Ulster)
2014 – 2016 ESRC Knowledge Transfer Partnership Funding: Transformational Change at Benfield Motor Group – PI: Chris Hicks. CIs: T Scurry and T McGovern. Received outstanding rating and features as an ESRC Impact Case Study: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/impact-case-studies/lean-car-service-boosts-profits/
2013-2015 ESRC Seminar Series: 'Regulation of Work and Employment: Towards a multidisciplinary, multilevel framework' - PI: J Rodriguez, CIs: T. Scurry, S. Johnstone and S. Hughes (Newcastle), G. Bamber (Monash) and P. Stewart (Strathclyde) (Grant Ref: ES/L000660/1).
2012 -2013 Institute for Local Governance and Gateshead Council: Accelerating Implementation of Apprenticeship Priotities for Gateshead (With Dr John Blenkinsopp, Dr Ruth Helyer, Dr Paul Smith, Steven Pattinson).
2012 -2012 Department for Business Innovation and Skills :Graduate Recruitment to SMEs.(NUBS Principal Investigator) with Leigh Sear SFEDI , Dr Janine Swail NUBS, Professor Simon Down Anglia Ruskin and Stu Anderson NUBS. Report available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/graduate-recruitment-to-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes
2010 - 2012 British Academy Small Research Grant : What is a graduate job? Insights from undergraduate students of expected graduate employment outcomes (Principal Investigator. With Dr John Blenkinsopp)
2010 – 2010 Institute for Local Governance CA100: Securing the region’s future workforce requirements The Process of Recruiting, Training & Deploying Apprentices (With Dr John Blenkinsopp, Dr Jon Scott and Dr Roberts)
Internal Research Funding
2014 -2015 KITE Internship for NELEP Regional Skills Survey.
2012 - 2013 NUBS Engaged Research Funding: Graduate development programmes in the public sector – changing notions of career success? (Principal Investigator)
2007 – 2008 Faculty Research Grant : 'An exploration of the influence of social class on career expectations and aspirations' (with Dr Yvette Taylor - GPS)
2006 – 2007 HASS Faculty Futures Programme Grant: 'Intersections, divisions and distinctions: an exploration of students’ experiences within Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Newcastle University' (with Dr. Bernadette Buckley and Dr. Yvette Taylor)
NELEP Regional Skills Survey
Designed and developed Regional Skills Survey (with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC)) for the North East Local Economic Partnership (NELEP). Please email for a copy of the Executive Summary.
Coverage of the report:
Graduate recruitment to SMEs:
a) I am part of a team that received funding from BIS to consider the number of graduates employed in small businesses, how they are recruited and whether recruitment processes can be improved. This report is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/graduate-recruitment-to-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes
b) AGCAS Members Survey: I have also conducted a survey of AGCAS members to gather their views in relation to the recruitment of graduates to SMEs. A full copy of the report is available here: http://www.agcas.org.uk/assets/download?file=3614&parent=1391
- Burke C, Scurry T, Blenkinsopp J, Graley K. Critical perspectives on graduate employability. In: Tomlinson, M. and Holmes, L, ed. Graduate Employability in Context: Theory, Research and Debate. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp.87-107.
- Clarke M, Scurry T. The role of the psychological contract in shaping graduate experiences: A study of public sector talent management programmes in the UK and Australia. International Journal of Human Resource Management 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Blenkinsopp J, Scurry T, Hay A. Exploring issues of authenticity in early career: the case of underemployed graduates. In: Baugh, S.G., Sullivan, S.E, ed. Research in Careers: Searching for Authenticity. North Carolina, USA: Information Age Publishing, 2015.
- Rodriguez JK, Scurry T. Career capital development of self-initiated expatriates in Qatar: cosmopolitan globetrotters, experts and outsiders. International Journal of Human Resource Management 2014, 25(1-2), 190-211.
- Photiou CA, Scurry T, Smith M. Employee ‘Line of Sight’: the key to unlocking human capital potential?. Business Leadership Review 2014, 12(1), 6-22.
- Rodriguez JK, Scurry T. The Global Talent Challenge of Self-Initiated Expatriates. In: Al Ariss, A, ed. Global Talent Management: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 2014, pp.93-105.
- Rodriguez JK, Scurry T, Bailouni S. Carreiras globais e narrativas de identidade: O caso dos migrantes qualificados no Catar. In: Jacob Lima, ed. Outras sociologias do trabalho: flexibilidades, emoções e mobilidades. São Carlos, Brasil: Universidade Federal de São Carlos, 2013, pp.73-99.
- Sear L, Scurry T, Swail J, Down S. Graduate recruitment to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). London: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, 2013. Research and Innovation Department for Business Innovation and Skills BIS/13/546.
- Scurry T, Rodriguez JK, Bailouni S. Narratives of Identity of Self-Initiated Expatriates in Qatar. Career Development International 2013, 18(1), 12-33.
- Scurry T, Blenkinsopp J, Hay A. Global Careers: Perspectives from the United Kingdom. In: Baruch, Y., Reis, C, ed. Careers without Borders: Critical Perspectives. Oxford: Routledge, 2012, pp.31-54.
- Scurry T, Sear L, Uglebjerg A. Graduate Employment in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Results from an AGCAS member survey. Sheffield, UK: AGCAS, 2012.
- Taylor Y, Scurry T. Intersections, divisions, and distinctions: Exploring widening participation and international students' experiences of Higher Education in the UK. European Societies 2011, 13(4), 583-606.
- Scurry T, Blenkinsopp J. Under-employment among recent graduates: a review of the literature. Personnel Review 2011, 40(5), 643-659.
- Tietze S, Musson G, Scurry T. Homebased work: a review of research into themes, directions and implications. Personnel Review 2009, 38(6), 585-604.
- Blenkinsopp J, Scurry T. Strategic Human Resource Management - Edited by Randall S. Schuler and Susan E. Jackson. Industrial Relations Journal 2008, 39(4), 335-337.
- Blenkinsopp J, Scurry T. "Hey GRINGO!": The HR challenge of graduates in non-graduate occupations. Personnel Review 2007, 36(4), 623-637.
- Tietze S, Musson G, Scurry T. Improving Services. Balancing Lives? A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective on the Work-Life Balance Discourse. In: Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., Dastmalchian, A, ed. Work Life Integration: International Perspectives on the Balancing of Multiple Roles. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp.180-195.
- Powney, J., Hamilton, S., Wilson, V., Kirk, S., Edward, S., Proctor, J., Cloonan, M., Bryson, C., Caven, V. and Scurry, T. Appointment, Retention and Promotion of Academic Staff in Higher Education Institutions. 2003. HEFCE.