Dr Lola-Peach Martins joined the HRM Academic Group, Middlesex University in March 1999. She previously worked for The Royal Armouries as Personnel Assistant, and later deputised as Personnel Manager. Lola-Peach joined British Airways as a recruitment/selection executive, recruiting Pursers, working alongside Cabin Service Directors (CSDs) and the HR manager throughout the process. After leaving BA she worked for a Large UK Pet Food Company where she was responsible for establishing and managing their HRM department, partnering with Engineering Team Leaders with core HRM responsibilities.
Lola-Peach gained full support and obtained Private (Kodak PLC) and Goverenment funding for a project she designed to assist long-term unemployed people in finding gainful work i.e. work useful for developing transferable skills, advancing and retaining employability potential.
Lola-Peach is an avid academic/researcher in Responsible Managerial Leadership Development - focusing on the nature of the changing managerial leadership role, and Strategic HRM vis-à-vis the managerial leadership role.
In celebration of Management Decision's 50th Anniversary, highlighting the importance of research and impact, Dr Martins' research paper "A Holistic Framework for the Strategic Management of First Tier Managers" was listed by Emerald as their most down loaded paper (now over 50,000 downloads).
The type of research she enjoys are content and context –sensitive research, pluralism, reality versus rhetoric, value-added research, impact analysis, cost implications research, policy development, and practice, strategy and implementation, factor analysis, innovative resaerch methods/philosophies.
Her current research topics are:
Other areas of interest include:
Most recent qualifications
Dr Martins holds a:
PhD (theses focus managerial leadership role and development, strategic HRM)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
MA HRM (dissertation focus Trainer Training)
Certificate in Journalism
She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Some French, German and Yoruba
(Learning Mandarin and Spanish)
MA Dissertation Supervision
My key areas of interest are linked to my Academic out put and other public output
Conference Stream Organiser for EDI 2010
Leadership in Creating and Sustaining Diversity Synergies
Conference Chair for BAM 2012, IHRM 2011, and BAM 2011
Martins, Lola-Peach (2015) HR leaders hold the key to effective diversity management. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23 (5). pp. 49-53. ISSN 0967-0734
Martins, Lola-Peach and De Four-Babb, Joyanne and Lazzarin, Maria de Lourdes and Pawlik, Joanna (2016) [Ir]responsible leadership: addressing management and leadership curricula biases. In: BAM Conference PDW 2015.
Martins, Lola-Peach (2008) The strategic management of first-tier-managers: a British Aerospace engineering manufacturing company case study. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Martins, Lola-Peach (2009) Creative information seeking-research and artistic ability: the divine connection (part1). In: Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 01-04 Jun 2009, Bad Hofgastein, Austria.
Martins, Lola-Peach (2007) A holistic framework for the strategic management of first tier managers. Management Decision, 45 (3). pp. 616-641. ISSN 0025-1747
Research, Art and Learning funded by The Mental Health & Social Work CETL Pedagogic Research Group and the Learning Development Unit, Middlesex University £2000