Matt Flynn

Professor of Human Resource Management / Subject Group Head for Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

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Matt Flynn is a professor at the University of Hull and the Director of the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce.

He has produced good practice guides for employers on making work attractive to older workers; constructing phased retirement pathways and making the best use of skills and talents in intergenerational work teams.

Matt has carried out research for the European Commission, ESRC and several government departments in several countries in Europe and Asia.

Website:, Twitter: @agediversity, Facebook:, 微信: ma_te888



Research Interests

  • Age diversity

  • Older workers

  • Work and retirement

  • Employment relations

  • International HRM

  • Migration

  • Social care workers

  • Sector specific approaches to HRM


Flynn M and Schroder H, 'Managing age in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong: an institutional perspective', Economic and Industrial Democracy (accepted January 2018)

Davies E M, Van der Heijden B I and Flynn M, 'Job satisfaction, retirement attitude and intended retirement age: a conditional process analysis across workers’ level of household income', Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (2017)

Hofacker D, Schroder H, Li Y and Flynn M, 'Trends and Determinants of Work-Retirement Transitions under Changing Institutional Conditions: Germany, England and Japan compared', Journal of Social Policy, 45(01), pp 39-64 (2016)

Schroder H, Higo M and Flynn M, 'Workplace accommodation for older teachers in Japan and Germany: The role of the institutional context in supporting late career options for teachers with ill-health', Management Revue, 27(1-2), pp 63-81 (2016)

Khan H and Flynn M, 'Self-Reported Health Status of Older Adults in Malaysia and Singapore: Evidence from the 2007 Global Ageing Survey', Applied Research in Quality of Life, 11(3), pp 687-705 (2016)



Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Comparative and International Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Responsible Business in Society

  • Modern Researcher

Research PhDs

  • Age diversity

  • Oder workers

  • Employment relations

  • International HRM

Completed PhDs

  • Age management in the UK and Germany

  • Paternalist Leadership in Hong Kong

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Strategic Transnational Cross-Cultural Management in Multinational Corporations

  • Older workers in China: a life course theory approach

Professional highlights


Academic qualifications

  • PhD Trade Union Management, Cranfield University

  • MSc Public Policy and Public Administration, London School of Economics

  • BA Politics and Economics, Brandeis University