Professor Donald Hislop

Professor Donald Hislop
Professor Donald Hislop

Professor Donald Hislop

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Professor in the Sociology of Work and Technology in the Management Studies Discipline Group.


I have been working in Aberdeen Since January 2019. Prior to this I worked in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University (2007-2018).


I have research interests in two broad areas. Firsty, I am interested in the relationship between technology and work and how worker's use of new technologies shapes the character of their work. I currently have a primary interest in how artificial intelligence and robots are shaping managerial, professional and service work. I also have an ongoing interest in the work-related use of mobile communication technologies, particularly with respect to business travel. My second area of research interest is into the social-cultural aspects of knowledge management, being concerned with the factors shaping worker's willingness to engage in knowledge management activities

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

I am HoD for the Business Management Department

External Memberships

I am on the editorial board of the Journals Work, Employment and Society, and New Technology, Work and Employment.

I am an academic Fellow in the CIPD

I am currently an external examiner at Warwick Business School, and Leeds University Business School


Teaching Responsibilities

I am currently involved in teaching three modules. BU5577 Managing Human Resources, at the Aberdeen Campus, QB5501 Managing Human Resources and QB5506 Managing People at Work, in Qatar


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