Helen Lam joined the Centre for Innovative Management in August 2000 after completing her PhD program in Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management (HRM) at the University of Alberta. Her prior teaching experience includes coaching for the Centre, teaching HRM courses at the University of Alberta, and tutoring Industrial Relations courses for the undergraduate program at Athabasca University.
Helen also brought with her twelve years of HRM work experience obtained both overseas and in Canada. Before she entered the PhD program, she had worked for government departments, a large public utility company and a financial institution. She has found the extensive HRM experience very helpful in bridging the gap between theory and practice and especially in interacting with MBA students.
Helen's research interests include business ethics, employee representation, organizational restructuring, labour relations strategies, and legal concerns in human resource management. Her research work usually focuses on areas with significant practical implications.