Dr Chitra Meade

BSc (Hons) Academic Assoc CIPD MA fHEA PhD

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Carlow Campus

e: Chitra.meade@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175375

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8104-8342

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Dr Meade has been involved in various research projects for the last 13 years into knowledge management, team development, leadership development, learning, training and development.  Her PhD research focused on looking at whether trust is a key factor contributing to distributed leadership in self-directed teams.  At present her research interests are investigating Human Resource Development and Engagement in Small and Medium Enterprises as well as student engagement through learning.

Dr Meade has been in academia researching and teaching mainly in Organisation Behaviour and Human Resource Development subject area for the last 11 years at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level at various UK Universities before moving to Ireland.  Here she has joined the academic post of Lecturer in Human Resource Management in the Business Department at IT Carlow.   She works and writes collaboratively with renowned Professors of Human Resource Development (HRD) and she is currently interested in research the HRD area in SMEs in Ireland. Dr Meade is also in the process of collecting data on a few projects while nearing submission of two papers to peer-reviewed journals in 2018.  

Publications


Books and Book Chapters

Meade, C. & Iles, P. (2013) ‘Team and Team Development’ in Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice by Jeff Gold, Rick Holden, Paul Iles, Jim Stewart and Julie Beardwell. 2nd Ed. Palgrave Macmillan: London – ISBN: 978-0-230-36715-9

Meade, C. & Iles, P. (2013). Team and Team Development. In Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice (Gold, J., Holden, R., Iles, P., Stewart, J. & Beardwell, J.). Palgrave Macmillan: London

Iles, P. Meetoo, C. & Gold, J. (2010) ‘Leadership Development’ in Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice by Jeff Gold, Rick Holden, Paul Iles, Jim Stewart and Julie Beardwell. Palgrave Macmillan: London – ISBN: 978-0-230-21687-7

Iles, P. & Meetoo, C. (2010) ‘Teams and Team Development’ in Human Resource Development: Theory and Practice by Jeff Gold, Rick Holden, Paul Iles, Jim Stewart and Julie Beardwell. Palgrave Macmillan: London – ISBN: 978-0-230-21687-7

Meetoo, C. (2007) ‘Facilitating the self-directed team journey through effective leadership development’ Northern Leadership Academy November 2007 – ISBN: 978-0-85316-266-7

Conference Proceedings and Papers

'The case of a Self-directed team in high risk environment: where learning outside formal training has an impact in building high performance teams.' 19th UFHRD Conference, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle, June 2018

‘Using free apps in teaching 21st century graduates in an Irish Higher Education Institution: A myth or a reality of learning for future business practitioners.’ 18th UFHRD Conference, Universidade Europeia, Lisbon. June 2017

‘Migrant workers and Human Resource Development Practices in the Hotel Sector: A case of Cyprus' Refereed Paper 16th UFHRD conference, University of Cork, Cork. June 2015

Distributed Leadership in self-directed teams: the contribution of trust.’ 27th British Academy of Management Conference, University of Liverpool Management School, September 2013.

‘Distributed Team Leadership: A case of tree surgeons at work.’ Refereed paper. 11th UFHRD conference University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary. June, 2010

‘Distributed Leadership in teams/self-directed teams: The importance of trust’ 10th UFHRD Conference Newcastle Business School, Newcastle, June 2009

‘Distributed Leadership and Self-directed teams in SMEs’ Athens International Conference on SMEs, August 2008

Facilitating the self-directed team journey through distributed leadership’ 9th UFHRD Conference Lille, June 2008

‘Facilitating the self-directed team journey through effective leadership development’ Northern Leadership Academy Fellows Conference Darlington, September 2007.

‘The role of business schools as HR knowledge intermediaries: developing the capability of Mauritian organisations to respond to global markets’ 19th British Academy of Management Conference Oxford University, October 2005.

‘The role of academics as knowledge intermediaries: the case of HRM/D education and training in the Republic of Mauritius’ 6th UFHRD Conference Leeds Metropolitan University, May 2005.

‘HRM/D Education and Training, Action Research and Knowledge Migration in the Republic of Mauritius: A Viable Systems Approach’ 11th Annual ANZSYS Conference / Managing the Complex V, October 2005.

Awards

UFHRD Teaching and Learning Prize June 2018 - Highly Commended for the best resource submitted to the UFHRD Teaching and Learning Resource Bank in 2018.


 

Research Supervision

Current Research Supervision Topics
  • An exploratory study on the use of the organisational survey to measure employee engagement in a financial institution in Ireland”
  • ‘The impact of performance appraisal systems in Sam McCauley Chemists’.
  • How effective and efficient are internal promotions in a Canadian organisation?
  • How an effective training needs analysis and implementation system can motivate employees and benefit an Irish SME
  • How does negative customer behaviour have an effect on employee’s satisfaction?
  • How does IT Carlow’s Student Learning Experience equip learners in transferring knowledge gained at college into today’s Learning Organisation?
  • An evaluation of Performance Management system in the workplace?
Past Research Students

MSc (Human Resource Management) and MSc (International Human Resource Management) 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010.

Areas of Interest for future Supervision
  • Human Resource Development
  • Learning and Development in the workplace
  • Leadership development
  • Team development
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Engagement and Collaboration