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Teaching and research in the field of employment relations.


I am a Reader in Employment Relations. I completed my PhD at the University of Sunderland, followed by a position as a research fellow at the Open University. I have been at Portsmouth since 1999, and in addition to a series of books, I have published articles about: workplace partnership; vocational qualifications policy; the effects of the National Minimum Wage; employment relations in further education colleges; information and consultation arrangements; trade unionism; and civil regulation in work and employment relations.

Research Interests

My current research interests include the worker representation activities of civil society organisations, the role of civil regulation in employment relations, global labour conflict and the work and the employment relations policy.

Media Availability

Expertise in the fields of work and employment relations.

Teaching Responsibilities

Employment Relations; Managing Employment Relations; Managing Employment Relations in a Global Context; Managing Equality and Diversity at Work

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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