Andrew R. Timming

Associate Professor, BA (summa cum laude), MA PhD Camb, Academic FCIPD, FCAHR

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Andrew R. Timming is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Western Australia Business School and Visiting Professor of Management at the Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam. He is an expert in employee selection decision-making and draws primarily from the fields of organisational, experimental, and evolutionary psychology and economic sociology in his research. His main area of study centres around the impact of physical appearance on one’s success (or failure) in the labour market. In this context, he examines how job applicant attractiveness and unattractiveness influence employer decision-making. He also researches employee involvement and participation in organisational decision-making and has an emerging interest in workplace bullying and mobbing within so-called ethical organisations. He is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

His research regularly features in the international news media, including, among others, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, BBC News, ABC News, Huffington Post, The Independent, Bloomberg, RT, The Spectator, etc. He is mostly known for his research on tattoos in the workplace.

He has worked at UWA Business School since May 2017. He teaches the Social Psychology of Work at the undergraduate level and Introduction to Human Resource Management at the postgraduate level.

He welcomes applications from PhD students in any area of human resource management and is especially keen to supervise in the areas of recruitment and selection, diversity and discrimination and unconscious bias.

Funding overview

Andrew has been CI or PI on approximately $900,000AUD of grants during his career.

New and Noteworthy

Previous positions

University of St Andrews

University of Manchester

University of Cambridge

Current projects

Team-level Human Resource Attributions and Performance. Fan, D. (Australia); Huang, Y. (China); Timming, A.R. (Australia).

Are Tattoos Associated with Negative Health-Related Outcomes and Risky Behaviors? Mortensen, K. (USA); French, M.J. (USA) and Timming, A.R. (Australia).

Consumer Preferences for Gender Typicality in Front-Line Services Staff in the United States and South Korea: An experimental simulation. Baumann, C. (Australia); Timming, A.R. (Australia) and Gollan, P.J. (Australia).

Exploring the Fluid Boundary between Robust Management and Workplace Bullying: An experimental simulation. Timming, A.R. (Australia); French, M.T. (USA) and Fan, D. (Australia).

The Effect of Work-Life Benefits on Employment Outcomes. Fang, T. (Canada); Lee, B. (China); Fan, D. (Australia) and Timming, A.R. (Australia).

Systematic Review of Occupational Health and Safety Research: Implications for Management. Fan, D. (Australia), Zhu, C.J. (Australia), Timming, A.R. (Australia), De Cieri, H. (Australia), Su, Y. (China), Lu, Y. (China) and Cui, L.A. (Australia).

Sexual Orientation and Wage Discrimination: Evidence from Australia. Preston, A. (Australia); Birch, E. (Australia) and Timming, A.R. (Australia).

Employee Voice, Diversity, and Physical Attractiveness: Are Less Attractive Employees Ignored in the Workplace. Timming, A.R. (Australia); Baumann, C. (Australia) and Gollan, P.J. (Australia).

Analzying the Effect of Commuting Time on Earnings among Young Adults: Compensating Wage Differentials for Traveling to Work. French, M.T. (USA); Popovici, I. (USA) and Timming, A.R. (Australia).

Gender Wage Gaps within Gender? Masculine Female Faces and Feminine Male Faces. French, M. (USA); Jetter, M. (Australia); Preston, A. (Australia) and Timming, A.R. (Australia).

The importance of effective emotion regulation for front-line employees in the services sector: A mixed method study. Leighton, C. (USA) and Timming, A.R. (USA)

Do Employers Discriminate Against Less Attractive, But More Highly Qualified, Job Applicants? A Mixed Method Study. Timming, A.R. (Australia); French, M.T. (USA); Mortensen, K. (USA); Caspersz, D. (Australia) and Casado, R. (Australia).

Overcoming Social Desirability Bias and Common Method Variance in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations Research. Timming, A.R. (Australia); Dundon, T. (United Kingdom); Wilkinson, A. (Australia); Fan, D. (Australia) and Huang, X. (Australia).

Industrial relevance

Employee selection systems, strategic HRM consulting, unconscious bias training, diversity management in Australia, the United States and Myanmar.

Teaching overview

Introduction to Human Resource Management (PG)
Social Psychology of Work (UG)


Employee selection decision-making

Organisational, experimental and evolutionary psychology

Economic sociology

Attractiveness and unattractiveness

Face perception

Aesthetic labour

Unconscious bias

Employee voice




Education/Academic qualification

Economic Sociology, Ph.D., University of Cambridge

External positions

Visiting Professor of Management, Ton Duc Thang University

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Wages Engineering & Materials Science
Personnel Engineering & Materials Science
tattoo Social Sciences
European works council Social Sciences
employee Social Sciences
art market Social Sciences
Facings Engineering & Materials Science
employability Social Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2020

Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management

Timming, A., Feb 2020, Case studies on employment, work and human resource management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

Are tattoos associated with employment and wage discrimination? Analyzing the relationships between body art and labor market outcomes

French, M., Mortensen, K. & Timming, A. R., 1 May 2019, In : Human Relations. 72, 5, p. 962-987 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

art market

Are tattoos associated with negative health-related outcomes and risky behaviors?

Mortensen, K., French, M. T. & Timming, A., 2019, In : International Journal of Dermatology. 58, 7, p. 816-824

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
Medical Societies
Statistical Models

Evolutionary psychological theory and human resource management

Timming, A., 2019, Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations. Townsend, K., Cafferkey, K., Dundon, T. & McDermott, A. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, (Elgar introductions to management and organization theory series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Performance management

Projects 2018 2019

Activities 2016 2018

  • 2 Editorial activity

The International Journal of Human Resource Management (Journal)

Andrew Timming (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Human Resource Management Journal (Journal)

Andrew Timming (Editor)

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Press / Media

Selected Media Coverage

Andrew R. Timming


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media