Group members

Current members of the Human Resource Management, Work and Employment Research Group.

Dr Michael Brookes

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Email:
  • Research interests:

Dr Clare Butler 

  • Lecturer in Work and Employment
  • Email:
  • Research interests: a) the subjective experience of work; workplace-as-theatre and the performance of work; identity; embodied capital; emotional labour; aesthetic labour, particularly 'sounding right'; and b) designing and employing qualitative research methods.

Dr Matt Flynn 

  • Senior Lecturer in HRM
  • Telephone: 01912081759
  • Research interests: ageing societies and the world of work

Professor Stephen Hughes 

  • Director of International Strategy and Professor of International Organisations
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1566
  • Research interests: The insertion of the ILO's Decent Work agenda into multilateral and bilateral poverty reduction strategies

Dr Stewart Johnstone 

  • Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1581
  • Research interests: employee voice & participation, employment relations, HRM


Dr Jo McBride

  • Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations, Work and Employment
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01912081623
  • Research interests: industrial relations, trade union renewal, the value of work, low pay and low skilled workers, sociology of work, the meaning of work.

Professor Alan McKinlay

  • Professor of HRM
  • Email:

Professor Stephen Procter

  • Alcan Chair of Management
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1680
  • Research interests: changing patterns of work and organisation in the public sector, management of change, management and organisational history

Dr Jenny Rodriguez

  • Lecturer in Human Resource Management, DPD BA(Hons) International Business Management
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1718
  • Research interests: Intersectionality, gender identity, identity narratives, discourse analysis, transnational feminism, feminist poststructuralism, IHRM, labour migration, transnational mobility, self-initiated expatriation.

Dr Tracy Scurry

  • Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Deputy Subject Group Head (LWO)
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1574
  • Research interests: graduate careers, global careers, extended working lives

Professor Steve Vincent

  • Professor of Work and Organisation, Head of Leadership, Work and Organisation
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1706
  • Research interests: the political economy of work, with specific interests in inter-organisational structures and social networks. Critical realist philosophy and its applications in research and theory.

Associate members


Professor Greg Bamber

  • Visiting Professor
  • Email:
  • Research interests: organizational/technological change; high-performance work systems or 'smart workplaces'; arbitration, dispute prevention and settlement, mediation and negotiation; international comparisons and transferability of management styles and employment relations arrangements; and various industries including: aviation, education including universities, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, public sector, high-performance sport, telecommunications and transport.