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Professor Matt Flynn

Professor of OBHRM

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Qualifications

  • BA
  • MSc (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • PhD (Cranfield University)

Summary

Matt Flynn is a professor at the University of Hull and Director the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce. He has carried out research for both the UK and Hong Kong governments on the impact of ageing demographics on the world of work. 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. His research profile includes working with partners in Spain, Italy and Poland on a European Commission funded project developing industry-specific approaches to workplace active ageing. He has also worked with British employers and armed services in supporting older veterans into high quality civilian work. Finally, he edited a book which explored how employers and governments in Asia and Europe are addressing the challenges of ageing workplaces. His work can be found at www.agediversity.org.

People management

International HRM

Research methods

Recent outputs

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Book

Managing the ageing workforce in the East and West

Flynn, M. (2018). M. Flynn, Y. Li, & A. Chiva (Eds.). Managing the ageing workforce in the East and West. Bingley, UK: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/9781787146389

Journal Article

Older Migrants and Overcoming Employment Barriers: Does Community Activism Provide the Answer?

Flynn, M., & Wong, L. (2022). Older Migrants and Overcoming Employment Barriers: Does Community Activism Provide the Answer?. Frontiers in Sociology, 7, Article 845623. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2022.845623

Age, work and pensions in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong: an institutional perspective

Flynn, M., & Schröder, H. (in press). Age, work and pensions in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong: an institutional perspective. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 0143831X1876354. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X18763542

Job satisfaction, retirement attitude and intended retirement age: a conditional process analysis across workers' level of household income

Davies, E. M., Flynn, M., & Van der Heijden, B. I. (2017). Job satisfaction, retirement attitude and intended retirement age: a conditional process analysis across workers’ level of household income. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(MAY), Article 891. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00891

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

Schröder, H., Higo, M., & Flynn, M. (2016). 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 - Socio-Economic Studies, 27(1-2), 63-81. https://doi.org/10.5771/0935-9915-2016-1-2-63

Research interests

Older workers

Age management

HRM

Military veterans

Migrants

Trade unions

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Newton Advanced Fellowship 2016

Funder

British Academy

Grant

£33,640.00

Started

1 October 2017

Status

Complete

Project

The role of Health and Safety Representatives in COVID-19

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£8,046.00

Started

28 October 2020

Status

Complete

Project

Research into Covid-19 workplace safety outcomes

Funder

Trades Union Congress

Grant

£4,800.00

Started

1 October 2020

Status

Complete

Project

Healthy Ageing Catalyst

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£50,405.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Complete

Project

Dragons Voice: Addressing worklessness in the older migrant community

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£34,037.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Complete

Project

STAY Supporting Activity of People 50+ in the company

Funder

European Social Fund

Grant

£10,000.00

Started

1 January 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Age management

HRM

Migrants

Older workers

Veterans

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