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Prof John Blenkinsopp


Department: Newcastle Business School

John started his career at the Department of Health and Social Security, then spent several years in the chemical industry as a lab technician, before moving on to HR roles within the NHS. He started his academic career here at Northumbria University (1999-2002), and subsequently held posts at Newcastle (2002-2007), Teesside (2007-2013) and Hull (2013-2016) before returning to Northumbria in 2016. He has undertaken a range of academic leadership roles including Head of Department, Assistant Dean, MBA Programme Director, PG Programmes Director, and Subject Group Leader.

Key research projects include whistleblowing in healthcare, an examination of the role of the medical physics expert, an international comparison of bullying and emotional labour, and a study of undergraduates’ perceptions of graduate careers. John is currently developing research on coping with career disruptions, work and well-being, and issues of language and translation in organisational settings.


John Blenkinsopp

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  • Civilian Volunteers in United Nations Hot Spots: What Makes them Intend to Apply for Yet Another Mission?, Bozionelos, N., Mukhuty, S., Kostopoulos, K., Bozionelos, G., Blenkinsopp, J. 4 Jul 2023, In: International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Higher education under threat: China, Malaysia, and the UK respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ma, G., Black, K., Blenkinsopp, J., Charlton, H., Hookham, C., Pok, W., Sia, B., Alkarabsheh, O. 4 Jul 2022, In: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
  • The case of the disappearing whistleblower: an analysis of National Health Service inquiries, Powell, M., Blenkinsopp, J., Davies, H., Mannion, R., Millar, R., McHale, J., Snowden, N. 17 Feb 2022, In: Public Money and Management
  • The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Embeddedness in China, Meirun, T., Lockey, S., Blenkinsopp, J., Yueyong, H., Ling, L. 15 Apr 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Work disengagement: A review of the literature, Afrahi, B., Blenkinsopp, J., Fernandez de Arroyabe, J., Karim, M. 1 Jun 2022, In: Human Resource Management Review
  • A cluster randomised trial of a Needs Assessment Tool for adult Cancer patients and their carers (NAT-C) in primary care: A feasibility study, Clark, J., Amoakwa, E., Wright-Hughes, A., Blenkinsopp, J., Currow, D., Meads, D., Farrin, A., Allgar, V., Macleod, U., Johnson, M. 28 Jan 2021, In: PLoS One
  • Can we release the brake on the career re-entry of mothers?: A UK perspective, Bader, A., Blenkinsopp, J. 19 May 2020, Career Dynamics in a Global World, Cheltenham, Edwin Elgar
  • Crowdsourcing for sustainable urban logistics: Exploring the factors influencing crowd workers' participative behavior, Huang, L., Xie, G., Blenkinsopp, J., Huang, R., Bin, H. 12 Apr 2020, In: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Same Words, Different Worlds: Exploring Differences in Researcher and Participant Understandings of Promise and Obligation in the Psychological Contract, Ma, G., Blenkinsopp, J., Armstrong, S. 1 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Management and Organization
  • Anxiety and human resource development: Possibilities for cultivating negative capability, Hay, A., Blenkinsopp, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Human Resource Development Quarterly

  • Stephanie Preston An investigation into cabin crew stress / burnout in the UK aviation industry Start Date: 01/03/2017 End Date: 11/05/2023
  • Shellann Moody Goodbye for now? Investment on Returners: Navigating Relationships in an age of Career Longevity Start Date: 27/09/2021
  • Shuo Wang Choices or Constraints? Applying the Kaleidoscope Career Model to the Careers of Female Doctors in China Start Date: 01/03/2017 End Date: 01/06/2020
  • Claire Hedley How Supportive Voice is Expressed, Interpreted and Used to convert knowledge on the Yammer Enterprise Social Network in Knowledge-Intensive Organisations Start Date: 28/09/2017 End Date: 11/06/2019
  • Aimile (Amie) Van Woudenberg-Swicegood Coworker relationships in a hybrid workplace Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Tracey Heath Working Together for the Public Good: ‘The enactment of leadership across sector boundaries’ Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 15/09/2021
  • Nermin Hamza An empirical study of the relationship between organisational compassion, wellbeing and suffering among academics at a UK university Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 26/10/2021
  • Chaima Moujahed Exploring the impact of cultures on whistle-blowing: a comparison of French and UK NGOs in charity Sector in Africa Start Date: 01/03/2019
  • James Carrahar Exploration of British Army Careers. Understanding Army Careers in Context: The Kaleidoscope Career Model. Start Date: 01/10/2017
  • Olaolu Eniola Major Career Change in Later Life Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Melis Besen Start Date: 29/11/2017

  • Human Resource Management PhD June 30 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2003
  • Chartered Member (MCIPD) Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 1992

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