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Duncan Lewis

 

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Professor Duncan Lewis - ()

  • Job title: Chair in Management, Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
  • Address: Room 208, Mast House, 24 Sutton Road,
    Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0HJ
  • Telephone: +441752585737
  • Email: duncan.lewis@plymouth.ac.uk


Role
I am Professor of Management with teaching, supervision and research responsibilities. My teaching area is in leadership, HRM and IR practices. I am specifically interested in workplace conflicts such as bullying and discrimination. I am also interested in emotional labour, emotion work, employee engagement and destructive leadership. 

Qualifications & background
PhD (Cardiff University)

PGCE (FE)
BA (Hons) CNAA
 

Professional membership
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
 


Teaching interests
I teach on mainly Masters programmes in HR and Leadership topics. 


Research interests
I have recently completed two large ESRC funded research projects. The first  with Ralph Fevre of Cardiff School of Social Sciences. Cardiff University  was a nationwide study of negative behaviours in the workplace. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the practitioner report, please send me an email.  The second piece of research that has just ended (Feb 2014) is also funded by the ESRC and was undertaken in conjunction with Helge Hoel at Manchester Business School. This was also involved a nationwide study of lesbian, gay and bisexual employee experiences of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace and utilised a complex qualitative study of interviews and focus groups. This study had the support of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. If you require a PDF of the report please email me.
 

I am broadly interested in emotional labour, destructive leadership, discrimination, bullying and in workplace conflicts more generally. I supervise a number of PhD students in these broad disciplines and welcome convserations with anyone interested in undertaking doctoral level research in applied topics. 
 

UoP Research group membership

Research Centre for Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy (SLGP) 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students
I have supervised a number of students to successful completion of doctoral theses including PhD and DBA students including:


  • 2010 Joy Zhang (Ph.D.) – ‘Ethical Decision Making among Chinese and British Managers: An Exploratory Study’, with Dr. Simon Brooks
  • 2010 Andrew Hunt (DBA) – ‘Exploring the Identity of Embedded Micro-consultants in an Organisation Change Environment’, with Dr. Paul Thomas 
  • 2009 Kemi Adewumi (Ph.D.) – ‘The Exploration of the Nature and Extent of Workplace Bullying in an Emergency Services Organisation in the UK’, with Professor Michael Sheehan
  • 2009 Peter Williams (DBA) – ‘Third Party Intervention into Workplace Bullying: An Exploratory Study’, with Professor Michael Sheehan
  • 2007 Javier De-Rentera (DBA) – ‘Pharmaceutical Lobbying in Argentina: a study of Pharmacopolitics’, with Professor Kerry Howell, Plymouth Business School
 

Grants & contracts
I am a co-investigator on two large ESRC funded research grants:


1. £800,000 with Professor Ralph Fevre, Professor of Social Research at Cardiff University ‘Workplace Bullying in Britain: With Special Reference to Race and Ethnicity’  

2. £520.000 with Dr. Helge Hoel, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology, Manchester Business School. 'Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual employees experience of discrimination, bullying and harassment at work’. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (RES-062-23-2412)
 


Journals
Articles
Drowley M, Lewis DO & Brooks SB  (2013)  'Merger in Higher Education: learning from experiences' Higher Education Quarterly  67  (2),  pp 201 - 214 , DOI 
Lewis DO, Fevre R, Robinson A & Jones T  (2013)  'The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British Workplaces' Work Employment & Society  (27),  pp 288 - 307  Publisher Site , DOI 
Fevre, RF, Lewis, DO, Robinson, A, Jones & T  (2012)  'Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions' Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice  (2),  pp 245 - 277  Publisher Site
Jones T, Robinson A, Fevre R & Lewis D  (2011)  'Workplace Assults in Britain: Understanding the Influence of Individual and Workplace Characteristics' British Journal of Criminology  51  (1),  pp 159 - 178 , DOI 
Davies K & Lewis D  (2010)  'Can Caring for Laboratory Animals be Classified as Emotional Labour’?' Animal Technology and Welfare  (1), 
Fevre R, Robinson A, Jones T & Lewis D  (2010)  'Researching workplace bullying: the benefits of taking an integrated approach' International Journal of Social Research Methodology  13  (1),  pp 71 - 85 , DOI 
Williams W & Lewis D  (2008)  'STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT: The challenge of context specificity' Public Management Review  10  (5),  pp 653 - 671 , DOI 
Lewis D, Sheehan M & Davies C  (2008)  'Uncovering Workplace Bullying' Journal of Workplace Rights  13  (3),  pp 281 - 301 , DOI 
Books
Fevre R, Lewis D, Robinson A & Jones T  (2012)  Trouble at Work.  London:  Bloomsbury Academic Press   Publisher Site
Chapters
Hoel H & Lewis D  (2011)  'Bullying, harassment and sexual orientation in the workplace' in Brown J; Walklate S (ed.)  Handbook of Sexual Violence  London:  Routledge   Publisher Site
Lewis D, Giga S & Hoel H  (2010)  'Bullying and Discrimination' in Einarsen S; Hoel H; Zapf D; Cooper C (ed.)  Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice  London:  CRC Press (Taylor and Francis) 
Rayner C & Lewis D  (2010)  'Managing Workplace Bullying: The role of policies' in Einarsen S; Hoel H; Zapf D; Cooper C (ed.)  Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice  London:  CRC Press (Taylor and Francis) 
Matthiesen SB, Glaso L & Lewis D  '’Når jobben blir ugrei: Om diskriminering og mobbing av innvandrere på arbeidsplassen’ (job discrimination and workplace bullying, with special focus on the immigrant worker)' in Sandal GM (ed.)  Kulturelt mangfold i arbeidslivet. Utfordringer og virkemidler (Cultural diversity in working life: Challenges and interventions)  Bergen, Norway:  Fagbokforlaget 
Conference Papers
Lewis DO, Hoel. H & Einarsdottir AE  (2013)  'Researching Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees in Britain: The Value of a Mixed Methods Approach' British Academy of Management.  Liverpool, UK  10/09/2013 - 12/09/2013 
Lewis DO, Einarsdottir A & Hoel H  (2013)  'Fitting the bill?: (Dis)embodied disclosure of sexual identities' American Sociological Association.  New York  10/08/2013 - 13/08/2013   Publisher Site
Lewis DO, Hoel H & Einarsdottir A  (2013)  'Bullying and discrimination at work: what protection does ‘protected group’ status offer?' REGULATING FOR DECENT WORK: Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth.  International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland  03/07/2013 - 05/07/2013   Publisher Site
Lewis DO, Einarsdottir A & Hoel H  (2013)  '‘Just homophobic’ or ‘offensive homophobic’?: Understanding homophobic discourses in British workplaces' Equality, Diversity and Inclusion conference.  Athens, Greece  01/07/2013 - 03/07/2013   Publisher Site
Lewis DO, Mawdsley H & Jarvis M  (2013)  'Are direct voice channels effective in addressing employees' concerns about workplace bullying?' British universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) Annual Conference.  University of Strathclyde  27/06/2013 - 29/06/2013 
Lewis DO, Hoel, H, Einarsdottir & AE  (2013)  'Hard to Research and Hard to Reach: Methodological Challenges in Exploring Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees' European Academy of Management.  Galatasary University, Istanbul, Turkey  26/06/2013 - 29/06/2013   Publisher Site
Lewis DO, Hoel H & Einarsdottir A  (2013)  'Openness about sexuality and exposure to workplace bullying' EURAM.  Istanbul, Turkey  26/06/2013 - 29/06/2013 
Einarsdottir, AE, Hoel, H, Lewis & DO  (2013)  'Fitting the bill?: broadening understanding of disclosure at work' British Sociological Association.  London  03/04/2013 - 05/04/2013  London:   Publisher Site
Hoel H, Lewis D & Einarsdottir A  (2012)  '‘Sexual identities and the experience of discrimination, bullying and harassment at work: evidence from a nationwide representative study'' Fairness at Work.  University of Manchester  06/09/2012 - 07/03/2013  University of Manchester   Publisher Site
Einarsdottir A, Hoel H & Lewis D  (2012)  '‘Looking the part?: Managing sexual identity and challenging expectations through (non)disclosure at work’' Fairness at Work Conference.  University of Manchester  06/09/2012 - 07/09/2012 
Mawdsley H, Lewis D & Jarvis M  (2012)  '‘The impact of austerity upon workers with longstanding health conditions: License to bully?' British Universities Industrial Relations Conference.  University of Bradford  28/06/2012 - 30/06/2012 
Janes K, Fisher V & Lewis D  (2012)  '‘LGBT experiences of equality in local government: rhetoric or reality?’' Gender Work and Organization.  Keele University  27/06/2012 - 29/06/2012 
Mawdsley H & Lewis D  (2010)  'The Efficacy of Trade Union Support for Targets of Workplace Bullying' 7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.  Cardiff  04/06/2010 - 06/06/2010  Pontypridd, Cardiff, Wales:  University of Glamorgan 
Lewis DO, Hoel H & Einarsdottir A  'Lewis, D., Hoel, H. and Einarsdottir, A. (2012). Methodological Challenges of Researching Workplace Bullying and Discrimination Among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGBs) Employees' 8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.  University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  13/06/2012 - 15/06/2012 
Hoel H, Lewis D, Notelaers G & Einarsdottir A  'Sexual identity and the risk of experiencing workplace bullying and harassment: Evidence from a nationwide, representative UK sample' 8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.  University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  13/06/2012 - 15/06/2012 
Einarsdottir A, Hoel H & Lewis D  'The price of ‘being out’, the cost of staying in: A case study of bullying of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) members of staff' 8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.  University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  13/06/2012 - 15/06/2012 
Lewis DO, Beynon MJ & Morgan A  'Employee Engagement attitudes in the NHS: A Fuzzy Clustering and External Variable Validation based approach' 15th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology.  University of Maastricht, Netherlands  25/05/2011 - 28/05/2011 
Davies K & Lewis DO  'Investigating Concepts of Emotional Labour and Emotional Dissonance among UK Animal Technicians' 41st, SCAND-Las Symposium.  Copenhagen, Denmark  25/05/2011 - 28/05/2011 
Mawdsley H & Lewis DO  'The Role of Co-Worker Support for Targets of Workplace Bullying' 15th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology.  University of Maastricht, Netherlands  25/05/2011 - 28/05/2011 
Reid L & Lewis D  'Water Management and Bullying: Achieving Distributive Justice' 7th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.  Waikato, New Zealand  06/01/2011 - 08/01/2011 
Mawdsley H & Lewis D  'Workplace bullying and the role of trade unions: issues of voice and collectivism' International Industrial Relations Association - European Congress 2010.  Copenhagen, Denmark  28/06/2010 - 01/07/2010 
Priem R, Vanevenhoven J, Lau T, Magnanelli B, Gibbons P, Lewis D, Williams W & Reid L  'Strategy Formation Practices in Seven Countries: Developing and Comparing Empirical Taxonomies of the Strategy Process' Strategic Management Society.  Finland  17/03/2010 - 20/03/2010 
Giga S, Hoel H & Lewis D  'Evaluating the Financial Costs of Workplace Bullying' The Eighth International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health (American Psychological Association).  Puerto Rico  05/11/2009 - 08/11/2009 
Lewis  'A CaRBS Analysis of the Discernment of Ethnic and White Bullying Experiences in the Workplace' American Academy of Management Conference.  Los Angeles, USA  08/08/2008 - 13/08/2008 
Fevre R, Robinson A, Jones T & Lewis D  'Disability, Long-term Illness and Negative Behaviour in the British Workplace' American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.  Boston, USA  02/08/2008 - 04/08/2008 
Reports
Hoel H, Lewis DO & Einarsdottir AE  (2014)  The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain.  The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain  Manchester UK:  Manchester University   Author Site
Lewis DO  (2014)  The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain.  The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain  Manchester UK:  Manchester University   Author Site
Fevre R, Lewis D, Robinson A & Jones T  (2011)  Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions.  Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions  Cardiff, Wales:  Cardiff University School of Social Sciences 
Giga S, Hoel H & Lewis D  (2008)  A Review of Black and Minority Ethnic Employee Experiences of Workplace Bullying.  A Review of Black and Minority Ethnic Employee Experiences of Workplace Bullying  UNITE The Union and Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.  UNITE The Union 
Giga S, Hoel H & Lewis D  (2008)  The Costs of Workplace Bullying.  ‘The Costs of Workplace Bullying’  UNITE The Union and Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.  UNITE The Union 
Fevre R, Robinson A, Jones T & Lewis D  (2008)  Work fit for all - disability, health and the experience of negative treatment in the British workplace.  Work fit for all - disability, health and the experience of negative treatment in the British workplace  Equality and Human Rights Commission.  London:  Equality and Human Rights Commission