Biography: Dr Richard
Associate Professor (Reader) in Human Resource and Leadership Studies and one of the UK’s leading authorities on the management of conflict at work. He
is both a Research Associate and Policy Associate for the Advisory,
Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). He has conducted a number of
research projects in relation to workplace conflict, funded by Acas and the
Department of Trade and Industry (now BIS).
He was recently the principal
organiser of an ESRC Seminar Series - Reframing Resolution - Managing Conflict
and Resolving Individual Employment Disputes in the Contemporary Workplace -
which brought together leading academics and practitioners in a series of six
seminars held across the UK. He teaches employee relations and employment law
at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Richard previously worked at the
University of Central Lancashire and the University of Leeds. He has also
conducted research into trade union revitalisation and union learning receiving
funding from the ESRC, TUC and UNISON. Richard has published a wide range of
peer reviewed journal articles and policy reports and is currently a member of
the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society.