Dr Margaret Prior

Dr Margaret Prior

Lecturer in Human Resources Management

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Margaret has been a lecturer at the University since 2016, and worked as an Associate Lecturer and Doctoral Teaching Assistant here before taking up her current post.

Margaret came to academia after a career working for two major trade unions.


BA History, University of London

Postgraduate Certificate in Librarianship and Information Studies, Polytechnic of North London

Certificate in Trade Union Studies, University of Surrey

MA Industrial Relations, Keele University

PhD, University of Plymouth

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Teaching interests

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion at work and in society
  • Employment relations and the management of conflict at work
  • Employment law
  • International and comparative HRM



Research interests

  • Employment relations and the management of conflict
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly with regard to race / ethnicity and disability
  • Employment law, both individual and collective
  • Worker experiences and opinions on work



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Prior M (2021) 'The Right to Strike in International Law, by JeffreyVogt, JaniceBellace, LanceCompa, K.D.Ewing, LordHendy QC, KlausLörcher and ToniaNovitz. Oxford/New York: Hart/Bloomsbury, 223 pp., ISBN: 9781509933556 (hardback), 9781509933570 (Epub). £65 hardback, £58.50 Ebook' British Journal of Industrial Relations 59, (2) 610-612 , DOI Open access
Other Publications

Book review: Prior, M (2021) The Right to Strike in International Law, by Jeffrey Vogt, Janice Bellace, Lance Compa, K.D. Ewing, Lord Hendy QC, Klaus Lörcher and Tonia Novitz. Oxford / New York: Hart / Bloomsbury British Journal of Industrial Relations 59(2): 610-612 DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12595