Kirsteen is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at Edinburgh Napier University. Kirsteen draws on complementary backgrounds in organisational practice and academia. She has worked extensively within Scotland's public services in areas of organisational, professional, leadership and talent development. Her research interests centre on professional, responsible and precarious work; (changing) nature and expectations of work; talent management; workplace skills utilisation; and high performance working. Kirsteen is a member of CIPD Scotland’s ‘Knowledge into Practice’ Steering Group and is passionate about bridging the gap between professional practice and academic research. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.