Kirk Chang

Professor Kirk Chang


Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management , Royal Docks School Of Business And Law

Kirk Chang is a professor of employee management and technology. He has worked in both the academic and consulting fields for nearly three decades. Prof Chang is a media commentator and has published book chapters, commissioned reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles. He has presented research papers at conferences in sixteen countries.

Prof Chang investigates issues of personnel management and scrutinizes the implication of technology (AI, Digitalization) on employee behaviour, group dynamics, teamwork, competitive advantage, and organisational performance. He has many career experiences from reputable institutions, including the positions of Professor (University of East London, UK; Salford University, UK; University of Sharjah, UAE), Reader (Oxford Brookes University, UK), Senior Lecturer (Cumbria University, UK), Postdoc Research Fellow (Southampton University, UK), Assistant Professor (Kaohsiung Medical University, TW) and other scholarly posts.

Prof Chang is also an external programme examiner, PhD assessor, and programme accreditor for both UK and overseas Higher Education. Prof Kirk Chang has helped many organisations with employee training, community engagement, consultancy projects, HR-oriented research collaboration, and other aspects of business development. He is a Chartered Scientist (CSci, UK), and Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol, UK) and has received prestigious fellowships from four professional bodies. These are the Royal Society, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, British Psychological Society, and Higher Education Academy.

Prof Kirk Chang is committed to widening and continuing access to education through community engagement and business consultancy. He is keen to facilitate human capital development in SMEs and MNEs – from shoe manufacturing to the semiconductor industry and those pioneering world-leading science. Until recently, Prof. Kirk Chang has had a long-standing commitment to both the Chinese Telecom Industry and the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, supporting their personnel recruitment and performance bonus management system through the application of artificial intelligence, such as i4 (Industry 4.0) and AI-driven Management (AI-M).


  • PGCE Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Lancaster, UK
  • PhD in Occupational Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
  • MSc in Occupational Psychology, University of London, UK
  • BSc in Medical Sociology, Psychology, Taiwan Kaohsiung Medical University, TW

Areas Of Interest

Professor Chang researches digital management-related issues and analyses the implications of technology on employees, managers, and their organisations. His research themes are linked to employee behaviour (individual level), team dynamics (group level), personnel management (managerial level), and organisational competitive advantage (organisational level).