Dr Judy Scully

Work & Organisational Psychology Department

Judy Scully

My research and teaching activities have been acknowledged  by the students and  University

  • Astonishing Academic Award, Aston Business School. (2014)
  • Chancellor's Medal, Aston University. (July 2005)

PositionSenior Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3229
Email: j.w.scully@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW8013

  • PhD, University of Warwick, 1994. Subject: Sociology
  • BA, Honors 1st Class, University of Warwick, 1991. Subject: Sociology and Social Policy
  • Senior Lecturer, Work & Organisational Psychology, Aston Business School. (2010 - Present)
  • Part-time Secondment, Birmingham City Council. (2008 - 2012)
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School. (2007 - 2010)
  • INDEX (Innovation Delivers Expansion) Project Manager, Aston Business School. (2006 - 2008)
  • Director, Aston Multi Media Interactive Research Suite, Aston Business School. (2003 - 2008)
  • Part-Time Secondment Innovation Fellow, Business Partnership Unit, Aston University. (2005 - 2006)
  • Research Fellow, Aston Centre for Health Services, Work and Organisational Psychology Group, Aston Business School. (1999 - 2002)
  • Research Fellow, Warwick Business School. (1998 - 1999)
  • Lecturer, Department of Sociology/ Social Policy University of Warwick. (1994 - 1998)
  • RMC PhD Qualitative Research Design
  • BED103, Qualitative & Quantitative Research Design and Analysis
  • BHM319, Research Methods in HRM & OB
  • BHM330, Research Methods in HRM & OB
  • BHM343, Research Methods in SR&S
  • BHM353, Research Methods in HRM and OB
  • BHM365, Qualitative Methods Workshop
  • BHM399, Organisational Behaviour
  • BHMPROJ, Masters Project
  • BUP100, Undergraduate Placement Assessment
  • DR2SUP, Doctoral Supervision 2
  • DR3SUP, Doctoral Supervision 3
  • MBAPROJA, MBA Project
  • MSCPROJ, MSc Project
  • XPBA01, Placement

My research interests reflect my publications and grant awards. These include: Crisis Management, HRM and Strategic Workforce Planning, Health Management, Voluntary Sector and CSR

  • Scully, Judith, (Principal )Budhwar, Pawan (Co-Principal), Clegg, Benjamin (Co-Principal), "To Conceptualise, Design, Deliver and Evaluate a Workforce Intelligence Planning System for a Multi-organisational Enterprise in the legal sector," Sponsored by KTP Grant, £ (GBP) 139,722.00. (September 1, 2014 - 2016) continued
  • Guillaume, Yves (Principal), Scully, Judith (Co-Principal), Carter, Matthew (Co-Principal), "Review of Network Rail's provision of Welfare Facilities for Track Based Workers Policy and Practices," Sponsored by Network Rail Ltd, £ (GBP) 25,278.00. (October 6, 2014 - March 31, 2016)
  • Scully, Judith, (Principal) Budhwar, Pawan (Co-Principal), Lyubovnikova, Joanne (Co-Principal), "To develop assessment tools to demonstrate financial and social impact of My Time CIC (Community Interest Company) Services," Sponsored by KEEN Grant, £ (GBP) 86,000.00. (September 1, 2013 - 2015)
  • Scully, Judith (Co-Principal), West, Michael (Principal), Shaw, Duncan (Co-Principal), Roper, S (Co-Principal), "Engaging Research for Business Transformation (EREBUS)," Sponsored by ESRC, . (2008 - 2013) , £ (GBP) 2,128,343.00.
  • Scully, Judith (Co-Principal), West, Michael (Principal), Shaw, Duncan (Co-Principal), Roper, S (Co-Principal), "Engaging Research for Business Transformation (EREBUS)," Sponsored by ESRC, £ (GBP) 3,000,000.00. (2008 - 2013)
  • Shaw, Duncan (Principal), Scully, Judith (Co-Principal), "To develop, evaluate and embed processes for cost efficient and added value delivery of the full range of customer services provided through embedded policing," Sponsored by KTP / Warwickshire Police, £ (GBP) 136,195.66. (April 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012)
  • Scully, Judith (Principal), "Economic Challenge Innovation Fund," Sponsored by H.E.F.C.E., £ (GBP) 493,689.00. (April 7, 2009 - 212)
  • Scully, Judith (Principal), "INDEX  bid - Innovation vouchers," Sponsored by Advantage West Midlands, £ (GBP) 555,536.00. (March 2, 2009 - 2012)
  • Scully, Judith (Principal), "Transforming performance through employee engagement and organisational support. A study of line managers and management in a large local authority," Sponsored by ESRC, £ (GBP) 66,654.00. (November 20, 2008 - 2013)
  • Scully, Judith (Co-Principal), West, Michael (Principal), Dawson, Jeremy (Co-Principal), "NHS National Staff Survey," Sponsored by Healthcare Commission/Care Quality Commission, £ (GBP) 2,000,000.00. (2003 - 2011)


  • Thomas West (2016) Health
  • Shafiq Chaudry ( 2016) Gender
  • Susan Anson (2015) Crisis Management
  • Alexis Southall/ Fullard ( 2014) HRM and Workforce Intelligence Planning
  • In conjunction with Warwick
  • Chris Smith (20160 Crisis Management
  • Graham Hieke (2015) Voluntary Sector and Crisis Management
  • Member, Cluster for Health Ageing (LHS). (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Academy of Management.
  • Member, British Psychological and Social Oncology Group.
Journal Articles
  • Harris, M., Shaw, D., Scully, J (2016) The involvement/exclusion paradox of spontaneous volunteering: Lessons from winter flood episodes in England. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. June. (12) 
  • Bakshi, H., Roper, S., Edwards, J., Scully, J., Shaw, D. (2015). Assessing an experimental approach to industrial policy evaluation: Applying RCT + to the case of Creative Credits. Research Policy, 44(8), 1462-1472.
  • Shaw, D., Scully, J. (2014). The paradox of social resilience: how cognitive strategies and coping mechanisms attenuate and accentuate resilience. Global Environmental Change, 25, 194-203.
  • Scully, J., Buttigieg, S., Shaw, D., Fullard, A., Gregson, M. (2013). The role of SHRM in turning tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge - A cross-national study of the UK and Malta. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(12), 2290-2320.
  • Buttigieg, S., Scully, J., Cassar, V. (2013). From words to action: Exploring interdisciplinary teamwork and management support in an acute rehabilitative geriatric hospital. Journal of Health Organiszation and Management, 27(5), 618-645.
  • Parkes, C., Scully, J. (2010). Civil society, business and the state: Public sector citizenship action for the undeserving. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • Parkes, C., Scully, J., Anson, S. (2010). CSR & the 'underserving': A role for the state, civil society and business. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 30(11-12), 697-708.

Book Chapters

  • Scully, J., Gregson, M., Turner, P., Hunt, P., Parker, J., Clegg, B. (2017). Workforce Intelligence Planning. Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. ( 2nd  ed. Sage).
  • Scully, J., Gregson, M., Turner, P. (2014). Workforce Intelligence Planning. Human Resource Management: Strategic and International Perspectives. Sage
  • Clegg, B., Scully, J., Bryson, J. (2013). ESRC research capacity building clusters (pp. 237). Birmingham: Aston University. 

Official Reports

  • Guilliame, Y, Carter, M., Scully, J. (2016) Review of Network Rail Limited’s Provision of 
  • Welfare Facilities (e.g. Toilets) for Track Based Workers Policy and Practices: Network Rail 
  • Scully, J.,Lyubovnikova, J.,Budhwar, P.(2015)  An Evaluation of My Time CiC Interventions on
  • Service Users and their Families’. KEEN
  • Shaw, D., Harris, M., Scully, J. (2014). Involving convergent volunteers in the response and recovery to emergencies. Defra.
  • Clegg, B., Scully, J., Roper, S., Bryson, J. (2013). Final Report: Engaging Research for Business Transformation. ESRC.
  • Bakhshi, H., Edwards, J., Roper, S., Scully, J., Shaw, D., Morley, L. (2013). Creative Credits: a randomised controlled innovation policy experiment (pp. 76). London: National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).