Professor Timothy Bartram joined RMIT University as Professor of Management in February 2018.
Professor Bartram’s expertise covers human resource management (HRM) and high performance work systems, HRM in health care, nursing management, workers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and disability, Men's Sheds, Indigenous workers and communities, and international HRM and employment relations.
Much of his research is multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes the innovative use of HRM especially in the health care sector inclusive of hospitals, health care industry and medical associations and unions.
He has published (accepted for publication) 99 academic journal articles and recent publications include articles in Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Industrial Relations, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Relations Industrielles, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Health Care Management Review and Human Resource Management Journal. His published work has culminated in a Google Scholar H-Index of 30 and 3091 citations.
Since 2007, Professor Bartram has been the Co-editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources which publishes leading HRM research across the Asia Pacific region. He is also co-author Human Resource Management: Strategy, People, Performance 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
Professor Bartram has a strong record of attracting external research funding and successfully working with both private and public sector organisations and the Commonwealth Government in the area of HRM.
He is also part of research teams that have been awarded two Australian Research Council Grants to study the impact of lean management practices and associated effects on employee well-being in Australian and Canadian health services, as well as the integration and differentiation of national employment systems.
In teams, he has also been awarded an ISCRR grant, AFL Research Board grant and Australia-China Council grant. He has worked extensively with Men's Sheds throughout Australia and have engaged in collaborative research with Indigenous and immigrant communities. Since 2012, in teams he has attracted over $650,000.
Currently, Professor Bartram is a Domain Leader (People, Organisation and Work) within the School of Management and sits on the School Executive.
He also teaches into both undergraduate and postgraduate HRM courses and is supervising several PhD students in the areas of HRM and healthcare management.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), La Trobe University, 1998-2000.
- Awarded Doctorate of Philosophy in 2000 without revisions.
- Awarded a 3 year postgraduate scholarship by the Faculty of Law and Management.
- Title of the Dissertation: People Management at the Workplace.
- Subject area of investigation: human resource management, strategic management and employment relations.
- Master of Commerce (Honours), The University of Melbourne, 1996-1997.
- The Masters course was undertaken in the Department of Management, specialising in human resource management, organizational behaviour, strategic management and employment relations.
- The Masters degree also required the completion of a 15,000-word research thesis titled "The Determinants of Trade Union Membership in Australia".
- Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, The University of Melbourne, 1995.
- The Graduate Diploma was undertaken in the Department of Management, focussing on human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategic management and employment relations.
- Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Melbourne, 1992-1994.
- The Bachelor of Commerce entailed studies in economics, human resource management, organizational behaviour, economic history, and Asian management.
Professor Bartram commenced employment with RMIT University in February 2018 within the School of Management.
His professional interests focus on the application and examination of HRM within the healthcare sector and related healthcare organisations. His work focuses on the role of HRM in better managing and mitigating some of the most important challenges in healthcare such as managing clinician turnover, improving quality of patient care and safety, improving rostering and the implementation of workplace innovations and work processes, and professional development and engagement of clinicians.
He also has an interest in the role of HRM to supporting workers with intellectual disability and neuro-diversity. He was previously Professor of HRM at the La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University. As Professor of HRM he was Director of Research for the La Trobe Business School for almost five years. He is currently a member of the Australian Human Resource Institute and the Academy of Management.
- Leggatt, S.,Stanton, P.,Bamber, G.,Bartram, T.,Gough, R.,Ballardie, R.,GermAnn, K.,Sohal, A. (2018). New development: 4P recommendations for implementing change, from research in hospitals In: Public Money and Management, 38, 45 - 50
- Liang, Z.,Howard, P.,Leggatt, S.,Bartram, T. (2018). Development and validation of health service management competencies In: Journal of Health Organization and Management, 32, 157 - 175
- Oakman, J.,Macdonald, W.,Bartram, T.,Keegel, T.,Kinsman, N. (2018). Workplace risk management practices to prevent musculoskeletal and mental health disorders: What are the gaps? In: Safety Science, 101, 220 - 230
- Karimi, L.,Leggatt, S.,Bartram, T.,Rada, J. (2018). The effects of emotional intelligence training on the job performance of Australian aged care workers In: Health Care Management Review, , 1 - 11
- Cheng, C.,Oakman, J.,Bigby, C.,Fossey, E.,Cavanagh, J.,Meacham, H.,Bartram, T. (2018). What constitutes effective support in obtaining and maintaining employment for individuals with intellectual disability? A scoping review In: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 43, 317 - 327
- Oakman, J.,Bartram, T. (2017). Occupational health and safety management practices and musculoskeletal disorders in aged care: Are policy, practice and research evidence aligned? In: Journal of Health, Organisation and Management, 31, 331 - 346
- Henwood, M.,Shaw, A.,Cavanagh, J.,Bartram, T.,Marjoribanks, T.,Kendrick, M. (2017). Men's health and communities of practice in Australia In: Journal of Health, Organisation and Management, 31, 207 - 222
- Karimi, L.,Leggatt, S.,Cheng, C.,Donohue, L.,Bartram, T.,Oakman, J. (2017). Are organisational factors affecting the emotional withdrawal of community nurses? In: Australian Health Review, 41, 359 - 364
- Meacham, H.,Cavanagh, J.,Shaw, A.,Bartram, T. (2017). HRM practices that support the employment and social inclusion of workers with an intellectual disability In: Personnel Review, 46, 1475 - 1492
- Ang, S.,Cavanagh, J.,Southcombe, A.,Bartram, T.,Marjoribanks, T.,McNeil, N. (2017). Human resource management, social connectedness and health and well-being of older and retired men: the role of Men's Sheds In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28, 1986 - 2016
1 PhD Current Supervisions
- Sister-City Partnerships: Building Australia-China Economic, Cultural and Educational Exchange. Funded by: Australia-China Council 2018 from (2018 to 2019)