Andrew Timming

Professor Andrew R. Timming

Professor of Human Resource Management and Deputy Dean Research and Innovation

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Andrew R. Timming is Professor of Human Resource Management and Deputy Dean Research & Innovation in the School of Management at RMIT University in Australia.

Overview

Professor Timming holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sociology from the University of Cambridge, England. He now mostly researches at the intersection of evolutionary, social, and organizational psychology. He is best known for his analyses of tattoos in the workplace.

He has served in various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Deputy Dean Research & Innovation.

Professor Timming is currently the inaugural Registered Reports Editor at Human Resource Management Journal and former Associate Editor at International Journal of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Management Journal. He sits on the Editorial Boards of Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and the Journal of Controversial Ideas. He is a member of the Heterodox Academy.

His research regularly features in the international news media, including outlets like The Economist, Financial Times, Washington Post, BBC News, The Guardian, Fox News, Bloomberg, and the Harvard Business Review, among others.

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Industry experience

Professor Timming has previous worked in strategy/ HR consulting and is open to similar part-time industry engagements.

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Research

Professor Timming is currently researching in the areas of mental illness in the workplace, body art, and employee voice.

Research keywords

Mental illness, Suicide, Tattoos, Predictive analytics, People analytics, Employee voice, Free speech, Employee selection, Evolutionary psychology, Experimental psychology, Organizational psychology, Libertarianism, Blockchain

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Mental health/illness
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Body art
  • Employee voice
  • Blockchain

Supervisor projects

  • Hastuti, Rina. Mental Illnesses at Work: To Disclose or Not To Disclose? School of Management, RMIT University, 2019-present.

Feature publications

Are Tattoos Associated with Wage and Employment Discrimination? Analyzing the Effect of Body Art on Labor Market Outcomes.

Human Relations 72(5): 962-987

French, M.T.; Mortensen, K. and Timming, A.R. (2019).

Body art as branded labour: At the intersection of employee selection and relationship marketing.

Human Relations 70(9): 1041-1063

Timming, A.R. (2017).

What Do You Think of My Ink? Assessing the effects of body art on employment chances.

Human Resource Management 56(1): 133-149

Timming, A.R,; Nickson, D.; Re, D. and Perrett, D. (2017).

Key publications by year

  • Hastuti, R. and Timming, A.R. (2022) Mental Disability Disclosure in the Workplace: The role of line managers. In Handbook of Research on Line Managers (edited by K. Townsend, A. Bos-Nehles, and K. Jiang). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Timming, A.R. (2022) Emerging Forms of Discrimination in the Workplace: The Rise of Neo-Discrimination. In The Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM (edited by P. Holland, T. Bartram, K. Grant and T. Garavan). Bingley: Emerald Publishing.
  • Timming, A.R. and U. Veersma. (2007) Living Apart Together? A Chorus of Multiple Identities. In Towards a European Labour Identity: The Case of the European Works Council (edited by M. Whittall, H. Knudsen and F. Huijgen). London: Routledge.
  • Timming, A.R. (2007) European Works Councils and the Dark Side of Managing Worker Voice. Human Resource Management Journal 17(3): 248-264. 
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Feature projects

"Employee Voice, Free Speech, and Social Media"

"Implications of Blockchain Technology for Human Resource Management"

"Using Predictive Analytics to Screen for Suicidal Ideation"

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Awards

HR Academic Award, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Andrew Timming

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Grants

Professor Timming has held grants from the Financial Regulatory Agency, the Department of Defence, and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, among other funding bodies.

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Public and media engagements

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.