Dr Martin Edwards

Associate Professor in Management

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Martin R. Edwards is an Associate Professor in Management in the UQ Business School, prior to joining UQ in 2019 he was a Reader in HRM and Organisational Psychology at King's College London

Martin has a background in organisational psychology, HRM and industrial relations. He holds degrees in Social Psychology (BSc) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (MSc) from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Organisational Psychology from King’s College London. Before starting his academic career Martin worked for a number of years as an HR consultant in London.

Martin’s academic interests include people analytics, researching organisational identification, employee-organisational linkages, social and multiple identities in organisations, the role of employee and employer branding in organisations, employee responses to mergers and acquisitions as well as employer responses to judgments of their employer’s CSR credentials. He has published in numerous international journals including the Human Resource Management Journal, Human Relations, the Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Management reviews, Economic and Social Democracy, European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, Personnel Review. Martin is an Associate Editor of the Human Resource Management Journal and the editorial board for the Journal of Management Studies.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kent
  • Master of Science, University of London


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Book Chapter

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2018). HR metrics and analytics. E-HRM: digital approaches, directions and applications. (pp. 89-105) edited by Mohan Thite. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315172729

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2017). Corporate social responsibility campaigns and sports sponsorship. Routledge handbook of sport and the environment. (pp. 176-189) edited by Brian P. McCullough and Timothy B. Kellison. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315619514-13

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2017). Employer Branding and Talent Management. The Oxford Handbook of Talent Management. (pp. 1-17) edited by Collings, David G., Mellahi, Kamel and Cascio, Wayne F.. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198758273.013.7

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2012). Employer branding: developments and challenges. Managing human resources: personnel management in transition. (pp. 389-410) edited by Stephen Bach and Martin R. Edwards. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119208235.ch18

  • Edwards, Martin R. and Bach, Stephen (2012). Introduction: Human Resource Management in Transition. Human Resource Management in Transition. (pp. 3-17) London, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons.

  • Edwards, Martin R. and Kelan, Elisabeth K. (2011). Employer branding and diversity: foes or friends?. Branded lives: the production and consumption of meaning at work. (pp. 168-184) edited by Matthew J. Brannan, Elizabeth Parsons and Vincenza Priola. Cheltanham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9780857938145.00016

  • Edwards, Martin R. (2005). Employer and employee branding: HR or PR. Managing human resources: personnel management in transition. (pp. 266-286) edited by Stephen Bach. London, United Kingdom: Wiley.

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