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Dr Lesley-Ann Gunton


Department: Newcastle Business School

Lesley-Ann joined Northumbria University as a Graduate Tutor in September 2014 following a career in Human Resources in the UK Civil Service.  Lesley-Ann completed her PhD in October 2018 which focused on the role of line managers in rewarding their employees from the perspective of Self-Determination Theory.

Lesley-Ann's research interests include employee reward and recognition, the role of the line manager in HRM, performance management and motivation with a specific focus on the use of self-determination theory as a mechanism for theoretically framing these key areas. 

Lesley-Ann Gunton

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Room 241
CIty Campus East
Northumbria University


  • Human Resource Management PhD October 31 2018
  • Human Resource Management MSc February 01 2012
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Chartered Member (MCIPD) Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2012


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