Dr Hyun-young Jo

Dr Hyun-young Jo


I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer of Human Resource Management in October 2018.

I earned a PhD in Human Resource Management at King's Business School, King's College London in 2019, and received the King’s Outstanding Thesis Prize sponsored by Elsevier. I also hold postgraduate degrees in Management Studies from Cass Business School, City University London. 

My work is located at the intersection of strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, and service management. Using quantitative research methods, my current research primarily explores the effects of HR practices on employee and organisational outcomes, focusing on psychological processes behind the behaviour exhibited by employees in various service contexts. Related interests also include leadership, well-being at work, and emotional labour.

Research interests

My research interests are high performance work system, employee motivation and behaviour, organisational performance, employee well-being, and service management.


  • PhD Human Resource Management
  • MRes Management Studies
  • MSc Management
  • BSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)

Student education


Understanding Statistics in the Social Sciences

HRM Research Practice and Personal Tutorials


Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus

Human Resource Management Research Methods and Practice

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management: An International Perspective

People Analytics

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change