I am a Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead HR and Leadership.  I am responsible for the leadership of all the Postgraduate and Undergraduate HRM programmes and the MSc Leadership and Managment programme which include, traditional taught campus based programmes; work based learning and online delivery programmes; and taught overseas programmes. My responsibilty includes the development of the HRM curriculum on these and other general business programmes. This includes managing a team of academic staff; quality assurance matters; liaison with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)  and other external stakeholders, such as the Royal Navy and the Civil Service College Cayman Islands as well as planning and developing the curriculum to meet student, university and professional body requirements. I recently led on the redesign all our HRM programmes to meet the requirements of and gain accreditation against the new CIPD professional body standards. I also gained accreditation for our HRM courses with the Society of HRM professionals (SHRM) in the USA. 

I have over 25 years teaching experience at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level with my current teaching focus being mainly on teaching HRM subjects to Postgraduate students.  I recently taught organisational behaviour to a group of MBA students at Alliance University as visiting faculty member.   I have co- authored a number of key text books in HRM and organisational behaviour and I have been an external examiner at a number of other Universities during my career. 

My academic career was preceded by 12 years as a human resource professional, in both the public and private sector latterly as a HR manager in a large defence company.  Three years as a training manager sparked my interest in teaching and learning and my eventual move into higher education.

Research interests

My research focus is on employee engagement and well being. I have attended and presented at international conferences as well as published in journals in this area.  My doctoral research explored employee engagement and well- being in the care sector. and I am currently drafting papers from my doctoral thesis.