Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

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Dr Liza Howe-Walsh

  • Qualifications: DBA MSc MCIPD, FHEA BA(Hons)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844051
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  • Department: Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I have gained extensive international commercial experience working at PwC in the UK and across EMEA where I was the Global Mobility Manager responsible for client accounts. My international experience has lead to research interests into the development of leaders. I am qualified to use the Kozai Group's Global Competencies Index (GCI) a psychometric instrument to examine personality predispositions associated with effective intercultural behaviour and dynamic global managerial skills. The use of the GCI has lead to research in the Middle East to develop Women leaders.  My reputation in the region has resulted in academic reviews of several Universities in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

My consulting experience has included the following:

  • HR strategy development within Europe, Middle East, USA and Canada.
  • Assessing global competencies to develop future leaders.
  • Management of global team covering three geographical regions with specific responsibility for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
  • Research into International Assignment Policy and Practice.  Developing a global key trends paper for clients use published within PwC.
  • One to one consulting with SMEs in general HR.

I am the Athena Swan Champion for the Business School and an Aurora role model

Teaching Responsibilities

My main teaching activities include Postgraduate professional courses and the DBA including; International HRM, Global Practitioner, Continuing Professional Development and Research Methods.


I have written numerous articles in a range of top rated journals on the topic of global mobility and and presented my research at various international and national conferences as well as invited key note speeches for both academic and practitioner audiences. Reviewer for the Academy of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management International Review, Studies in Higher Education, the British Journal of Management and the British Academy of Management, Journal of Global Mobility and Personnel review.

Doctoral supervisions

I am first supervisor to the following students:

Volker Picoh: Outsourcing

Fiona Wingett: Women in Global Leadership

Lobna Ghanem: Islamic HR

Saban Annaru: Employee Engagement and Reward




Liza is Editor of the HR Bulletin.



Research profile

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