Dr Thomas Hoyland

Dr Thomas Hoyland

Reader, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Faculty and Department

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


  • PhD / DPhil


Dr Thomas Hoyland is active in teaching, research and consultancy. He is currently Head of Marketing, Management & Business Strategy subject group. Teaching focuses on Leadership, Personal Development and Organisational Change.

Current research explores how people make sense of and aspire to engage in leadership. Broader interest include employee engagement, organisational culture and emotions in the workplace.

Thomas has wide ranging consulting experience working with some of the worlds largest corporations down to local small and micro-businesses.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Employability and job performance as links in the relationship between mentoring receipt and career success: a study in SMEs

Bozionelos, N., Kostopoulos, K., Van der Heijden, B., Rousseau, D. M., Bozionelos, G., Hoyland, T., …Van der Heijde, C. (2016). Employability and job performance as links in the relationship between mentoring receipt and career success: a study in SMEs. Group & organization management, 41(2), 135-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601115617086

Research interests

I am interested in leadership development, organisational cultures and climates and personal development.

I have experience developing and implementing employee engagement, culture, health and wellbeing and EDI surveys for a range of businesses and then working with leaders to develop solutions to problems surfaced through the exploration of their organisation.

Postgraduate supervision

Thomas welcomes PhD applications on leadership, organisational climates and individual difference psychology in applied settings. Completed PhDs Examples of completed PhD supervisions include - Effects of leader/follower emotional intelligence and cognitive style on interpersonal citizenship behavior and the mediating role of leader-member exchange - The Influence of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Transformational Leadership on Resistance to Organisational Change and the Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment - The relationship between knowledge sharing mechanisms structural capital and organisational performance Current PhDs Current supervisions include - The role of sexuality in leader identity formation - Leadership behaviours, followers' attitude and organizational unit performance in times of change: A detailed analysis of their interrelationships. - The Impact of Transformational and Servant Leadership on Innovation through Team Climate in R&D teams in the Petrochemical Sector: A Comparative Analysis