Dr Andrew Hanks

Dr Andrew Hanks

Job title and responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour.

Award Leader for Staffordshire Universities Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) programmes and the full time and part time Masters Programmes in HRM.

About me

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 employee 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 the School of Business, Leadership and Economics 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.


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) 


2017 Curious and Daring Award (Celebrating Staff Success Awards) For work on the Parlez Vous Digital project. 

Professional memberships and activities

Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (HEA)

Member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA)


Trade Union Structures

Trade Union mergers

Industrial/Employee Relations

Employee Voice

Human Resource Management

Strategic HR

Research interests

Trade unions and their members

Industrial/Employment Relations

Employee voice and engagement

Current teaching

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



Dr Andrew Hanks
Department of Business, Leadership and Economics
Staffordshire University
Brindley Building
Leek Road

t: +44 (0)1782 294150
e: Andrew.Hanks@staffs.ac.uk
twitter: @ajhanks_dr