Lisa holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from the University of Greenwich. She wrote her PhD thesis on "Industrial Policy, Skill Formation, and Job Quality in the Danish, German and English Offshore Wind Turbine Industries". She holds a M.A. in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Before working in academia, she has been a HR practitioner in Recruitment and International Human Resource Management. She freelanced for several years as trainer in adult education.
German, English, French, Spanish
In 2017/2018 Lisa is
Module Leader of HRM4418 Employee Engagement (MA)
Module Leader of HRM2006: Employment Relations, Engagement and Reward (BA 2nd year)
Tutor of HRM2007 Organisation and Society (BA, 2nd year)
Prior to joining Middlesex University in September 2016, Lisa taught undergraduate students as a tutor in Employment Relations at the Queen Mary University of London, and in International Human Resource Management and International Employment Relations, as well as Managing Across Cultures at the University of Greenwich. At the University of Greenwich Work and Employment Research Unit she led a reading group for PhD students in HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations.
Lisa's PhD is a comparative and qualitative assessment of the factors that impact on job quality in the Danish, German, and English offshore wind turbine manufacturing industries. While conducting her PhD research, she also contributed to two research projects on Marketization of Employment Services in Europe:
MESEC ‘Marketization of Employment Services in European Countries’ funded
by the German Hans-Boeckler-Foundation (PI Prof. Matthias Knuth, IAQ Duisburg-Essen )
TEMS ‘The Effects of Marketization on Societies. The Case of Europe’ funded by the European Research Council (PI Prof. Ian Greer, University of Greenwich)
Over the past years she contributed to a Hans-Boeckler-Foundation funded research project on European Works Councils in the Service Sector (PI Professor Hans-Wolfgang Platzer, University of Fulda) and to the research project ‘Organization and Regulation of Employment Relations in Transnational Production and Supply Networks. Ensuring Core Labour Standards through International Framework Agreements?’ (PI Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin).
Greer, Ian and Schulte, Lisa and Symon, Graham (2017) Creaming and parking in marketised employment services: an Anglo-German comparison. Human Relations . ISSN 0018-7267 (Accepted/In press)
Schulte, Lisa and Greer, Ian and Umney, Charles and Symon, Graham and Iankova, Katia (2017) Insertion as an alternative to workfare: active labour-market schemes in the Parisian suburbs. Journal of European Social Policy . ISSN 0958-9287 (Published online first)
Grants and Awards:
2016 £5k Santander scholarship funded International Fellowship at Cornell University
2012-2015 Three £2k Small Grants from the University of Greenwich’s Work and Employment Research Unit
2012-2015 £24k PhD bursary, awarded by University of Greenwich Business School
2006-2007 Erasmus Scholarship, awarded by University of Geneva
Lisa Schulte. 2017. Romance or chimaera? Job quality in the offshore wind industry. International Labour Process Conference, Sheffield, 4-6 April
Lisa Schulte. 2017. How to help the (local) unemployed accessing ‘green’ jobs? Early Career Conference ‘Developing future agendas in welfare to work research’, BSA/University of Leeds, 27 January
Lisa Schulte. 2016. Manufacturing at the periphery: Directly employed and agency workers in theDanish and the German offshore wind turbine industry. Industry Studies Conference 2016, LERA 68th Annual Meeting, 26 May.
Lisa Schulte. 2015. Building an industry for offshore wind farm equipment. Experiences in three European countries. Complex Assessment of Climate Change Impacts- Preparing International R&D Projects in the University of West Hungary, TÁMOP-4.2.2.D-15/1/KONV-2015-0023, Online Conference, 28 August.
Lisa Schulte. 2015. Labour relations and training in Europe’s offshore wind sector. Three case studies. Presentation for Visiting Students from Leuphana Universität, University of Greenwich, 27 February.
Lisa Schulte. 2014. Competitive pressures, employment relations, and skill formation in the offshore wind farm equipment production. PhD course ‘Contemporary Challenges to Industrial Relations, Europeanization, Capitalism(s) and the Implications for Welfare States and Employment Relations’, University of Aalborg, 29 September – 1 October.
Lisa Schulte. 2014. Employment and training systems under pressure in the European renewable energy sector. Industry Studies Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, 27-29 May.
Lisa Schulte. 2013. The wind energy sector – skill development initiatives in different institutional contexts. PhD Colloquium, University of Greenwich Business School. Greenwich, 27 February.
Lisa Schulte. 2012. Romance or chimaera? Job creation by offshore wind. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, Lisbon, 5-7 September.
Co-authored Conference Papers and Research Reports
Lisa Schulte; Charles Umney; Ian Greer; Graham Symon; Katia Iankova. 2016. Active labour market schemes in the Parisian suburbs: insertion versus workfare. Work, Employment and Society Conference, Leeds, 6-8 September
Karen Breidahl, Matthias Knuth, Flemming Larsen and Lisa Schulte. 2015. The marketization of employment services in UK, Germany and Denmark. Inherent dilemmas and trade offs. Council of European Studies Conference, Paris, 8-10 July; XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, 13-19 July 2014.
Ian Greer, Katia Iankova, Lisa Schulte and Graham Symon. 2015. ”Creaming and parking” inmarketized welfare-to-work services: Evidence from Germany, the UK and France. Council of European Studies Conference, Paris, 8-10 July.
Ian Greer, Katia Iankova, Graham Symon and Lisa Schulte. 2013. 'Marketization and misbehaviour in welfare-to-work services. Evidence from Germany, the UK, and France. Workshop on Politics of Markets, University of Westminster, London, 13 June.
Ian Greer, Lisa Schulte and Graham Symon. 2015. Großbritannien: Vermarktlichung – ein Vehikel zur Privatisierung der Dienstleistungserbringung. Abschlussworkshop des Forschungsprojekts MESEC, Die Vermarktlichung von Arbeitsdienstleistungen im Europäischen Vergleich, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf, 23-24 April.
Matthias Knuth and Lisa Schulte. 2014. Vermarktlichung von Dienstleistungen zur "Aktivierung" von Langzeitarbeitslosen – ein deutsch-britischer Vergleich. Initiative Social Science Service Research, München, 27-28 March.
Graham Symon, Ian Greer, Lisa Schulte and Katia Iankova. 2015. “Creaming and parking“: Contracting and front-line-work in Germany, the UK and France. International Labour Process Conference, Athens, 13-15 April.
Invited Guest Lecture
Lisa Schulte. 2016. Romance or Chimaera? Job quality in the offshore wind industry. IRRU seminar, University of Warwick, 9 November
Prof. Carla Lipsig Mummé (Chair) (York University, Canada); Dean Stroud (Cardiff University); Donald Lafleur (Executive VC, Canadian Labour Congress); Lisa Schulte (University of Middlesex). 2017. Green Issues: Climate change and digitalisation, International Labour Process Conference, Sheffield, 5 April
Chaired conference sessions at the Industry Studies Association Conference and at the University of Greenwich
Visiting Secondments, International Exchange:
05/2016 – 08/2016 International Fellow, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR School), Ithaca, New York, USA (Santander Scholarship)
06/2014, 08/2-14, 11/2014, Visiting PhD Student, CARMA, University of Aalborg, Denmark. CARMA summer school on ‘Contemporary Challenges to Industrial Relations’
08/2012 WSI Summer School on ‘Industrial Relations and Crisis Management in Germany – Lessons for Europe’, Berlin, Germany
07/2012 – 08/2012 Visiting PhD Student and Research Assistant, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2006 – 2007 Erasmus Scholarship, Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Sciences, Germany
4/2010 – 4/2012 Vice Chair, Advisory Board, Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd), Bundesverein, Germany
08/2006 – 10/2006 Volunteer at Kubin Junan kindergarden project, St. Antonio-Aguas-Calientes, Guatemala