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Doctor of Philosophy
MSc HRM – University of Wales Newport
PGCE – University of Wales, Newport
Post Graduate Professional Diploma HRM (CIPD)


A senior lecturer with the Business School at Newport. A chartered fellow of the Chartered Institution of Personnel Development (CIPD). Assist in the management of BA (hons) Human Resource Management and the MSc HRM Full time and part-time. Managed and taught on the Post Graduate Professional Development Scheme of CIPD, specialising in Employee Relations and Managing in a Strategic Business Context. Main research area is HRM practices in transition within the public sector of a post soviet Baltic State. Ongoing interest in Periodisations of practices of human resource management from a soviet and post soviet perspective, also the Europeanisation of human resource management in particular the argumentation behind convergence v divergence theories. I am also interested in ‘social bonding’ and ‘social capital’ theory and its role attitudinal and organizational change within developing countries, particularly the areas of ‘residualism’ and ‘trust’. I have also been involved in Gender and Management research within Latvia carrying out research with Professor David Farnham and Dr. Gloria Moss. Previous other research has been as part of the ‘Working Lives’ team of researchers, which is cross disciplinary and cross institution, consisting of University of Glamorgan, Cardiff University and University of Wales, Newport.


Eighteen years in Higher Education as a lecturer or Senior Lecturer. Course Management. Previous experience of working as a Training Manager within National Railway and Privatised Railways.


REF 2021 Lead Faculty of Business
Research Lead Leadership and Human Resource Management
Senior Lecturer International HRM


Illingworth, J. White, GRT. Cook, C. (2019) Promises, Promises: Linking Meta-communication, Performance Appraisal and the Psychological Contract. British Academy of Management Conference, September 2019: Birmingham.
Cook, C. 2019 Social Capital and Social Identity: Friendship and Kinship connections as a source of social capital in B. Thomas and L. Murphy, (Eds) Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems. IGI Global.

Cook, C. Jones, J. and Gibson-Sweet, M. (?) “The Effects of Control on Academic Engagement Work-life Balance and Work-life conflict: Is how we manage and what we measure actually contributing to what we strive to pursue? In M.Crowder and M. Antoniadou (eds). Modern Day Challenges in Academia: time for a Change, London: Edward Elgar Publishing. (in publication).

Al Twal, A. Rowlands, H. and Cook, C. (2018) ‘Human Resources management in the context of Jordanian Higher Education: A systematic literature review’ Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom. 4/9/18 – 6/09/18.

Alobidyeen, B., Rowlands, H. and Cook, C. (2018) "Impact of Arab Islamic Culture on Employees’ Effectiveness from the Employees’ Perspective in Commercial Banks: – Case of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 5th International Conference on “Trends in Multidisciplinary Business and Economic Research”. March 23-24th, 2018. TMBER-2018. Sydney, Australia.

Cook, C.E; Murphy, L. and Thomas, B. (2018) “An evolutionary framework exploring the role of periodisations in the modern development of a Baltic State: the case of HRM in the Latvian Public Sector”. Economic and Industrial Democracy.

Cook, C.E. (2016) An exploration and study of the human resource management practices in the post-Soviet State of Latvia (public sector). Doctoral Research: University of South Wales.

Cook, C. (2014) Human resource management during transition and beyond within the public sector of a post soviet Baltic State. International Journal of Leadership Workplace Innovation and Engagement. 1(2) June 2014.

Cook, C. and Gornall, L. (2014) A new collegiality in collaborative work and practice, in L. Gornall; C. Cook; L.Daunton; J. Salisbury. and B.Thomas (eds) Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change, London: Bloomsbury pp.271-279.

Cook, C. and Daunton, L. ‘Human Resource Management’ Implications of Working Lives Research in L.Gornall; C.Cook; L.Daunton; J.Salisbury, J. and B. Thomas (eds) Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change, London: Bloomsbury pp.1-10.

Gornall, L; Cook, C; Daunton, L; Salisbury, J. and Thomas, B. (2014) (eds) Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change, London: Bloomsbury.

Cook, C. (2014) The ‘Clusterisation’ approach to the classification of Human Resource Management within
Europe. Emerging Themes in Business Conference Proceedings, May 2014.

Cook, C. (2012) The Changing Face of Human Resource Management in post-independent Latvia, Emerging Themes in Business 2012 Conference Proceedings, 20 March 2012 pp.40-64.

Cook, C., and Daunton, L. (2010), HR Implications of Working Lives Findings. SRHE Conference, Celtic Manager, December 2010.

Gornall, L., and Cook, C. (2010) , Working Together and Working Apart: Academic life, contemporary work, and some issues for research, University of Glamorgan Sandpit Education Conference, Monday 13th September, 2010.

Cook, C. (2010), ‘‘Report on Research –– HRM in transition within a Post Soviet State’’, MBA Conference, University of Wales, Newport. 18th March, 2010.

Moss, G., Farnham, D. and Cook, C. (2010) Women managers in Latvia: A Universal Footprint for the Future? In Gloria Moss, (Ed), Profiting from Diversity, The Business Advantages and the Obstacles to Achieving Diversity. Pp.91-118.

Cook, C., (2009) Working lives experience: narratives of the new researcher, in Haslett & Rowlands, (eds) proceedings of the Newport NEXUS Conference, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Special Edition, No.1, pp.59-64.

Cook, C., Gornall, L., Daunton, L., Salisbury, J. and Thomas, B. (2009) ‘‘Time spent among other people is where meaning is found’’, The ‘‘working lives’’ research report on narratives of occupational change in further and higher education in post-devolution Wales., The Welsh Journal of Education, Vol.14, No.2, pp.95-101.

Daunton, L., Gornall, L., Cook, C and Salisbury, J (2008), ‘‘Starting the Day Fresh’’: Hidden Work and Discourse in Contemporary Academic Practice, Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference, December 2008.

Moss, G., Cook, C. and Farnham, D. (2008) ““Lessons on Gender and Management from Latvia”” Presented at International conference, New Socio-economic challenges of Development in Europe 2008, University of Latvia, October 2008.

Matimba B.J. and Cook C.E. (2007), HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy at the Ministry of Education Headquarters in Malawi, Teaching Public Administration, Vol.27, No.2, Autumn 2007.


Chartered Fellow CIPD (Chartered FCIPD)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Social Capital and Networking Theory
Post Soviet Human Resource Management
Working Lives of Academics in Higher and Further Education
International Human Resource Management
Strategic HRM

Grants Awarded:

Welsh Education Research Network (WERN) bursary 1 and 2

Research Supervision:

MBA Dissertation Supervision

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