I joined Staffordshire University in the summer of 2015 after spending four years at Keele University whilst I completed a PhD in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.
Before Entering academia as a career, I had spent sixteen years working for the Ministry of Defence in Shropshire. Initially this was as an electrician but then having got involved with the trade union I became an elected representative. This role gave me an insight into Employment Relations that is invaluable in my teaching.
I get huge enjoyment out of teaching and guiding learners through their university experiences. I am a digital champion within Staffordshire Business School and are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the student experience.
I am very active on social media, particularly Twitter, on which I regularly engage with academics and practitioners.
Professional memberships and activities
Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (HEA)
Member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)
PhDHuman Resource Management and Industrial Relations (Keele University 2016)
MA Industrial Relations and Employment Law (Keele University 2011)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (Staffordshire University 2017)
Trade Union Structures
Trade Union mergers
Human Resource Management
Trade unions and their members
Employee voice and engagement
CIPD Level 3 Certificate in HR Practice
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HRM
PG Certificate in HRM
PG Diploma in HRM
MA in Strategic HRM
MA in HRM