Professor Duncan Lewis
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Professor Duncan Lewis

Chair in Management

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Role

I am now a part-time Professor of Management with supervision and research responsibilities. I am no longer taking doctoral candidates for supervision.


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

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) was also funded by the ESRC and was undertaken in conjunction with Helge Hoel at Manchester Business School and Anna Einarsdottir of Hull Business School. This study also involved a nationwide survey of lesbian, gay and bisexual employee experiences of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace and utilised a complex mixed methods study of survey, 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.


in 2015 I commenced a national study of workplace ill-treatment in Ireland with Margaret Hodgins of the National University of Ireland (Galway) and colleagues at the University of Limerick. The study replicates the above ESRC project with Fevre and deploys a mixed methods methodology of survey,organizational case studies and key informant interviews. The study is funded by IOSH.

In October 2015 I am acting as co-investigator for a 3 year study on interventions and preventions for workplace bullying and mistreatment in organizations in Manitoba, Canada. Working in conjunction with the University of Winnipeg and with colleagues from other Canadian, US and European universities, the project aims to compare Canadian and international experiences of these phenomena with the aim of improving organizational responses to these destructive workplace problems.
 
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 conversations with anyone interested in undertaking doctoral level research in applied topics. 

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:

  • 2016 Constantine Manolchev (PhD) - 'Precarity and Precasriousness - a study into the impact of low-pay, low-skill employment structures on the experiences of workers in the south west of Britain'
  • 2014 Keith Davies (PhD) - ‘Emotional Dissonance Among UK Animal Technologists: Evidence, Impact and Management Implications’.
  • 2013 Hazel Mawdsley (PhD) - ‘A Tri-partite study of Trade Union Intervention in Workplace Bullying: The Role of Collective Voice’.
  • 2012 Melinda Drowley (DBA) - ‘Post-merger narratives in a high education context: re(constructing identity’.
  • 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 have recently been 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)

I commenced a new project in 2015 funded by IOSH in collaboration with the National University of Ireland and the University of Limerick. The study deploys a mixed methods methodology exploring ill-treatment in Irish workplaces. The project is led by Margaret Hodgins of the National University of Ireland.

In October 2015 I am co-investigator on a large research project in Manitoba, Canada funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada) and in conjunction of Dr Karen Harlos of  the University of Winnipeg. The study also adopts a mixed methods approach exploring interventions and solutions for workplace bullying and mistreatment in Manitoba workplaces.

I have also recently completed two independent research contracts for Royal Mail and Barts Health NHS Trust on workplace bullying and discrimination. 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Hoel H, Lewis D & Einarsdottir A 2017 'Debate: Bullying and harassment of lesbians, gay men and bisexual employees: findings from a representative British national study' Public Money & Management 37, (5) 312-314 , DOI
Mawdsley H & Lewis D 2017 'Lean and mean: how NPM facilitates the bullying of UK employees with long-term health conditions' Public Money & Management 37, (5) 317-324 , DOI
Lewis D, Bentley T & Teo STT 2017 'Theme: Public sector reforms and workplace ill-treatment' PUBLIC MONEY & MANAGEMENT 37, (5) 309-312 Author Site , DOI
Lewis D, Megicks P & Jones P 2016 'Bullying and harassment and work-related stressors: Evidence from British small and medium enterprises' International Small Business Journal 35, (1) 116-137 , DOI PEARL
Einarsdottir AE, Hoel H & Lewis DO 2015 '‘It’s Nothing Personal’: Anti-Homosexuality in the British Workplace' Sociology 1-17 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Einarsdottir AE, Hoel H & Lewis DO 2015 'Fitting the bill? (Dis)embodied disclosure of sexual identities in the workplace' Work, Employment & Society 1-17 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Lewis DO, Fevre R, Robinson A & Jones T 2013 'The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British Workplaces' Work Employment & Society 2, (27) 288-307 Publisher Site , DOI
Drowley M, Lewis DO & Brooks SB 2013 'Merger in Higher Education: learning from experiences' Higher Education Quarterly 67, (2) 201-214 , 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 4, (2) 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) 159-178 , DOI
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) 71-85 , DOI
Davies K & Lewis D 2010 'Can Caring for Laboratory Animals be Classified as Emotional Labour’?' Animal Technology and Welfare 9, (1)
Williams W & Lewis D 2008 'STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT: The challenge of context specificity' Public Management Review 10, (5) 653-671 , DOI
Lewis D, Sheehan M & Davies C 2008 'Uncovering Workplace Bullying' Journal of Workplace Rights 13, (3) 281-301 , DOI
LEWIS D & GUNN R 2007 'WORKPLACE BULLYING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: UNDERSTANDING THE RACIAL DIMENSION' Public Administration 85, (3) 641-665 , DOI
Lewis D 2003 'Voices in the social construction of bullying at work: exploring multiple realities in further and higher education' International Journal of Management and Decision Making 4, (1) 65-81
Lewis D 2001 'Perceptions of bullying in organisations' International Journal of Management and Decision Making 2, (1) 48-48 , DOI
Lewis D 1999 'Workplace bullying – interim findings of a study in further and higher education in Wales' International Journal of Manpower 20, (1/2) 106-119 , 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 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 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 Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice London CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)
Matthiesen SB, Glaso L & Lewis D 0 '’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 Kulturelt mangfold i arbeidslivet. Utfordringer og virkemidler (Cultural diversity in working life: Challenges and interventions) Bergen, Norway Fagbokforlaget
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