Publish date: 8 February 2021

Author: James Blandy

In early 2020, the Trust and the University of Liverpool agreed to collaborate on a project to investigate how human resource management can best facilitate employee wellbeing and performance.

This study will form part of a PhD being undertaken by Chunyu Xiu, who is the main contact and coordinator for this project. Chunyu is a student at the University of Liverpool Management School.

In order to gather all the necessary data, staff from across the Trust are being invited to complete this short survey.

The findings from this project should help to identify which management practices are most effective and how human resource management effects employee wellbeing and work place behaviour, especially during challenging times such as a pandemic.

We would also like you to know that we will need your employee number for this survey: this is essential, firstly for matching purposes of multilevel analysis, and secondly for the ability to conduct longitudinal analysis.We can reassure you that this academic piece of research will be completely confidential and not identifiable to any part of the Trust, with only the university research team having access to the data. The Trust will only receive the overall results (such as means or correlations) and cannot check your individual responses.

This survey will form part of a longitudinal study over several years, which Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have agreed to support going forward.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email Chunyu Xiu:

The deadline for all responses is 7 March 2021.

Thank you.


Sue Hunt, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development


Dr Huadong Yang, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, University of Liverpool