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Qualifications

Dip Bus/Psyc
BA (Hons) Business & HRM
MBA
PGCE
FHEA
(Currently working on PhD – University of South Wales)

About

Main Teaching Areas
• Strategic and International Human Resource Management,
• Resourcing & Talent Management,
• Workplace Psychology and Culture at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Main Research Areas
• Employee Socialisation and On-boarding Practices in Organisations
• Employee Engagement,
• Employee/Organisational Retention Strategies
• Talent Management and Strategic Resourcing
• Sustainable Leadership and Impact of Generational Attitudes in Organisations

Experience

Tony has 16 years experience in academia, all with the University of Glamorgan.
• 2010- Present BA HRM & HRM with Psychology Course Leader
• 2013-Present MSc HRM Course Leader
• 2000-Present Personal Tutor on undergraduate programmes (Levels 1,2 & 3)
• 2001-2004 Induction and Retention Coordinator & Module Leader for E-college Wales at Glamorgan University
• 1999-2011 Leadership of various programmes at Glamorgan University
• 1999-Present Dissertation supervisor – BS, MA, MSc, MBA and PhD

Employment History

Previous to working at USW Business school, Tony worked in Industry for BET (Personnel Services) [Latterly owned by Rentokill] as a Regional Manager – Resourcing Specialist/Organisational Psychology – from 1984 to 1993.

• Initially responsible for new business, servicing existing customers and branch management;
• Successfully turning around the branch(es) from a loss making operation into profit within 6 months, led to promotion to branch manager within one year; Involved with the development and implementation of successful initiatives and research projects to promote the release of major new service initiatives, whilst co-ordinating and integrating people management strategies.
• Demonstrating strong leadership skills with the ability to maintain a positive climate in highly pressured situation’s, resulted in regional responsibilities for general personnel issues, regional/ corporate strategy planning and implementation, staff appraisal, evaluation and motivation and staff welfare and in training & development; for branches and out bases throughout South and the South West. (Each branch reporting healthy profits before leaving the company);
• Recruited to a new function for occupational psychology as resourcing specialist, with primary responsibility for co-ordinating the design and implementation of various HR and HR related strategies with and across the subsidiary companies, for BET holdings. Travel was key to the role, spending much time in many parts of the UK and abroad.
• Involved with the design and implementation of change (including culture management) programmes, internal and external HR strategies for recruitment, selection, induction/socialization, performance management initiatives and staff training programs, responsible for large financial budgets, etc….

Responsibilities

BA Human Resource Management & BA HRM with Psychology Course Leader
MSc HRM (full time) Course Leader
Module Leader (Various Leadership, HR & Research modules)
Undergraduate & Postgraduate dissertation supervisor
PhD Supervisor

Publications

Journal Publications

Lewis, A. & Thomas, B. (2004) Transnational cultural effects of organisational theories of motivation. International Journal of Applied HRM (Vol 5; 2)
Lewis, A., Daunton, L., Thomas, B & Sanders, G. (2010). “A critical exploration into whether e-recruitment is an effective e-entrepreneurship method in attracting appropriate employees for enterprises”. International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lewis, A., Thomas, B. & Williams, K. (2011) “A Literature Review of Stress Management”. International Journal of Professional Management.
Lewis, A., Thomas, B. and Williams, K. (2011) A Critical Examination of Employee Perceptions towards Stress Management Strategies, International Journal of Professional Management, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 1-19, October, ISSN 20422341.
Lewis, A., Thomas, B. and Bradley, O. (2012) Employee Socialisation, A Platform for Employee Engagement? International Journal of Employment Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, ISSN 1039-6993, In Press.
Brown, K., Lewis, A., Thomas, B. and Curry, T. (2012) An exploration into the degree to which an employee’s culture acts as an antecedent to absence behaviour: A conceptual approach. International Journal of Professional Management, Volume 7, Issue 1, July, ISSN 20422341

Conference Paper[s]
Lewis, A. & Thomas, B. (2005; 13-14 October) How a small business grows: A Human Resource Perspective. The Graduate School of Management (ESC) and the Research Department, Brittany Brest, France with joint organisers Welsh Enterprise Institute, Business School, University of Glamorgan, UK.
Brown, K., Lewis, A., Thomas, B. and Curry, T. (2012) An exploration into the degree to which an employee’s culture acts as an antecedent to absence behaviour: A conceptual approach, Emerging Themes in Business 2012 Research Conference Proceedings, 20th March, Newport Business School, Newport, pp. 65-82, ISSN 2049-2936.

Memberships

• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
• Member of Institute of Leadership and Management

External

Professional Activities

Co-founder and Deputy Chief Editor for ‘International Journal Leadership, Workplace Innovation and Engagement’.

Memeber of the Editorial Board for ‘International Journal of Professional Management’: http://www.ipmajournal.com/editor/Editor-AnthonyLewis.php

Awards

2010: CELT (Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching) Award for ‘Innovation & Creativity in Assessment and Feedback’.

2012: ‘Golden Apple Award’ (Students Union) Best Lecturer – Research Category

Consultancy

Management Development Programme: Hyder – 2000/04
Management Development and Team Orientation Programme: Hyder – 2000/05
Leadership and Management Development Programme – Partners in Care – 2004/06
STM Recruitment Organisational Change Programme: Design and Implementation – 1993.
BET Culture and Socialisation Change Programme: Design and Implementation – 1990/92

Research

Specifically, exploring the implication of contemporary demographic issues in relation to retention strategies. Also, exploring Generational differences and their impact on HR strategies to enhance psychological contracts and employee engagement.

Key areas of research activity
• e-Recruitment
• Employee Engagement:
• Absence management & Retention Strategies
• Sustainable Leadership and Impact of Generational Attitudes in Organisations
• Employee Socialisation and On-boarding Practices in Organisations
• Any research undertaken in the context of HRM related issues and Small Business

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