Areas of expertise
Membership of professional bodies
I have advised a variety of organisations on the following topics: employment conditions, gender and diversity, coaching and mentoring interventions, how to develop and sustain mentoring schemes, internationalisation, professional development
I have undertaken a variety of consultancy projects including
- Developing mentoring schemes for business collaboration
- Mentoring and socialisation programmes for hotel groups
- Enhancing the career opportunities of disadvantaged groups in the hospitality industry
- Advised and supported other Universities on developing alumni mentoring schemes
- Strategic and international human resource management approaches and practices for management development in international hotel companies
- Investigating the risk and management of human resources in international service organisations.
- Exploring the human resource practices adopted by entrepreneurs in small service firms.
- Exploring intercultural skills development amongst international hospitality and tourism managers and students.
- Developing virtual and intercultural skills amongst business and management students
- Supporting international students in the UK HE system
Gannon, J.M. (2017) “Mentoring scheme coordinators – lost voices" presented at UfHRD conference University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Bonneywell, S. & Gannon, J.M. (2017) "Simultaneous individual and group coaching: a powerful development mechanism for women in a multinational organisation" presented at UfHRD conference University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Invited speaker on “Mentoring programme Sustainability” at the Mentoring Professionals Conference, at The University of Manchester
Gannon, J.M. (2016) “Doing it for themselves: Mentoring and Corporate: Socialisation control in International Hotel Companies” presented at UfHRD conference Manchester Metropolitan University.
Worth, S and Gannon, J.M. (2016) “Learning together – first experiences on a professional doctorate: perspectives from students and supervisors”, presented at 5th International Conference of Professional Doctorates, Titanic Belfast, March
Gannon, J.M. Santoma, R. & Rodriguez, Z. (2015) “Simulating The Intercultural and Virtual World Of Work For Postgraduate Hospitality And Tourism Management Students”, Full paper accepted for EuroCHRIE, Manchester Metropolitan University, delivered by Dr R Santoma
Gannon, J.M. Santoma, R. & Rodriguez, Z. (2014) “Simulating The Intercultural and Virtual World Of Work For Postgraduate Hospitality And Tourism Management Students”, Full paper accepted for 2nd International Forum on Tourism Education and Training and 9th China Tourism Forum, Guilin, China 16-18 Oct 2014 Guilin, China – being delivered by Dr R Santoma
Gannon, J.M. Santoma, R. & Rodriguez, Z. (2014) “Developing Intercultural and Virtual Team working skills in International Hospitality & Tourism Masters students”, International Research Collaboration Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
Gannon, J.M. (2010) “Developing Tomorrow’s Talent: Tales from an Undergraduate Mentoring Programme” full paper presented at the CHME Research conference, University of Surrey, UK
Gannon, J.M. (2009) “The role of managers in knowledge transfer and capability leverage across the international hotel industry: the HRM perspective” work in progress paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Services Management, Barcelo Hotel, Oxford.
Gannon, J.M. (2007) “Levels of HRD across Global Competitors in International Service Organisations” full paper presented at the 8th International Conference in HRD Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University
Graves, S.C. & Gannon, J.M. (2007) “Managing Managers and Risk in the International Hotel Industry” full paper presented at the CHME Research conference, Oxford Brookes University
Gannon, J.M. (2007) “The Role of Strategic Groups in understanding Strategic Human Resource Management in the International Hotel Industry” - full paper presented to 22nd Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management EIASM Brussels
Gannon, J.M. (2006) “Educating for an International Industry: The Case for Intercultural awareness and skills teaching on Hospitality and Tourism Management programmes” presented at the SIETAR UK Middlesex University
ESC Dijon Burgundy – Excellence in Pedagogy week – February 2014 in Talent Management,
TSI Igansi ESADE Barcelona & Hotel Management School Maastricht – Masters in Innovative Hospitality Management in Intercultural skills development – from 2007- 2015.
University of Huddersfield - International Human Resource Management, and
Leeds Beckett University - Talent Management and International Human Resource Management (2010-2016)
Associate editor for the International Journal for Evidence based Coaching and Mentoring.
Rgular reviewer for: International Journal of Human Resource Management; Work, Employment & Society; Personnel Review; Education + Training; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: an international journal; the International Journal of Hospitality Management and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.