Dr Kelland is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and a Programme Leader at the University of Plymouth. Prior to joining academia she had a successful career in Human Resources, working in HR Management in various organisations such as the NHS, Boots the Chemist and ITV.
Dr Kelland’s work on the ‘fatherhood forfeit’ has been widely cited within the press (such as The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph,The Independent, The Mail and New Scientist), by professional bodies (such as CIPD) and she has contributed to numerous blogs and webinars on the topic of fathers at work.
Her ‘fatherhood forfeit’ research has been published by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee and referred to in a House of Commons debate exploring ‘Fathers in the Family’. She has presented her research to the UK Parliament All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood, professional and international academic conferences and numerous organisations. Additionally, she has discussed the challenges facing caregiving fathers through media outlets such as Sky News and BBC Radio.
Her book “Caregiving Fathers in the Workplace: Organisational Experiences and the Fatherhood Forfeit”, published by Palgrave Macmillan is out now.