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Social Studies Dip. (Oxon)
BA (2.1) – Political Economy and Political Theory (Sussex)
MA (Distinction) Employment and Human Resource Studies (London)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Workplace Mediation Certificate


Main Teaching Areas

Employment Relations; International Issues in Management; Performance Management; Workplace Conflict. The Chinese Workplace


A Senior Officer in the UK trade union movment for 20 years, negotiating on behalf of employees in the private and public sectors at Board Room and Chief Executive levels.

A member of the ACAS National Panel of Arbitrators.

A Module Leader (postgraduate and undergraduate).

Award Leader for MSc HRM


Award Leader MSc HRM
Module Leader, Performance Management, International Culture and Communications and International Issues in Management and Employment Relations and Issues in International Management


“Growing the business or developing the tensions?” A Case study of HRM Practices, at, HRM: The Inside Story, Open University, Milton Keynes 1-2 April 1996.

‘A tree trunk up whose nose?’ An analysis of the Northern Ireland Community of Peace People”, the Ripening of Time, Dublin 1978.

Conference Papers

“The future of trade unions”, at the United Kingdom Association of Professional Engineers Conference, Esher April 2004.

“Organising Growth: the recruitment and organisation of the professional worker”, Blackpool at the Federation of Professional Associations Conference, June, 2002.

“Developing Relevant Trade Unionism”, at the Federation of Professional Associations Conference, Hinckley, October 2000.

“Attracting New Economy Workers” at Organising the Future, TUC Congress, Brighton, September 2000

“Creating Relevant Trade Unionism”, at the Federation of Professional Associations Conference, Belfast October 1998

“Human Resource Management,” at the AEEU Energy Industrial Conference, Blackpool June 1998

“The Politics of Profit-Related Pay”, at Price Waterhouse Accountants Forum, London September 1996

“From Yozzer to Loadsamoney: HRM, Collectivism and Individualism, at the AEEU Servicing Industry Conference, Scarborough, June 1996


  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • ACAS Arbitrator
  • University of Hertfordshire (External Examiner 2007-2011)
  • External Examiner, University of Glyndwr, 2014 -


Examples of consultancy include Dixons Stores Group; Ericsson; Electrical Contracting Industry; Peace 2 Northern Ireland EGSA projects, UK and Irish Finance Sector, Employee Involvement & Consultation, ACAS Wales.


Research Interest

The future governance and leadership of trade unions; employee involvement through to participation; epistemology and research; authority relations; managerial strategies of renewal. The Chinese Workplace

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