Dr. Rachelle Pascoe-Deslauriers joined the Commerce Department in 2017 from the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (Strathclyde Business School). Prior to coming to MtA, Rachelle worked on a series of research and industry engagement projects in the areas of workplace innovation and Fair, Innovative and Transformative Work (funders include the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council) with SCER. In this work, Rachelle has worked closely with more than 40 businesses across Scotland to explore their workplace practices and organizational design, and the implications for good jobs and workplace innovation. She has previously worked in as a Social Researcher in Welfare Analysis for the Scottish Government.
Rachelle holds a PhD for research in Human Resource Management from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (Thesis title: Job displacement and the implications for job quality: An investigation of the job transition process for displaced public sector workers in Scotland, UK and Ontario, Canada during the Great Recession), which was awarded the 2016 EFMD/Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the category of Human Resource Management. Rachelle has as MLitt in Management from the University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK (Thesis title: Perceived access to retraining, re-employment and self-employment opportunities for displaced manufacturing workers). She holds a BA (Hons) in Equity Studies and Finnish Studies from the University of Toronto.
PhD — Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK)
PgDip — Business and Management Research Methodology, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK)
MLitt — Management, University of St Andrews (St Andrews, UK)
BA (Hons) — Equity Studies & Finnish Studies, University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
COMM1011 Business Studies (Winter 2018)
COMM3991 Critical issues in work and labour markets (Winter 2018)
COMM4311 Strategic Management (Fall 2017)
Rachelle’s work focuses on the implications of organizational policies and practices, and social and labour market policies for the job quality of workers. She is interested in how policies interact to shape the design and nature of work. Rachelle is currently interested in these issues in the context of layoffs, organizational restructuring, and involuntary job loss.
Working with the team at the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK), Rachelle also works to consider how the interactions and overlaps of workplace practices and processes can enable and support fair work and workplace innovation in ways that offer shared benefit for employees and organizations.