Personal profile

Academic Biography

Up to speed and down to earth teaching at Teesside University since 1994.

I currently teach the following modules:

  • Agile Maangement (first year undergraduate)
  • Current Issues in Business Ethics and CSR (final year undergraduate)
  • Resilient HRM in Context (post-graduate module on MA HRM)
  • Human Resource Planning (postgraduate module on MA HRM)
  • Managing People in Organisations (post-graduate module on MSc Management).

Each year I supervise a dozen or so dissertation students - over the last 24  years I have supervised around 270 or so dissertations.

Teaching Awards

  • 2009: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Roll of Honour (Tees Valley Branch), the citation read “For his professional and innovative contribution to high quality teaching in Human Resources”.
  • 2005: University of Teesside Rewarding Excellence Award. I received one of only 25 awards made across the University.

Work History

Since 1994: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teesside Business School, University of Teesside.

Between 1990-1993, I was a Personnel and Training Officer at Lucas Diesel Systems, Gillingham, Kent.

Prior to going to University as an undergraduate in 1986, I spent 3 years as a clerical officer in the Civil Service in Central London.


Chartered MCIPD. (No: 00390564). Full corporate chartered member. (I have been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for 30 years having joined the old Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) at the age of 19 / 20 when I was a part-time evening student on the IPM stage 1 at the College for Distributive Trades in London).

  • 1995 P.G.C.E (Teesside University 1995)
  • 1994 MSc Media & Communications, London School of Economics (fully funded by ESRC)
  • 1990 MSc (Econ) Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, London School of Economics (professional stream) (fully funded by ESRC)
  • 1989 BA (Hons) Industrial Relations & Politics (First Class and Social Science Prize), University of Kent at Canterbury
  • 1986 Institute of Personnel and Management Stage 1 (evening student) (College for the Distributive Trades)

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE , Teesside University

1 Sept 19941 Jun 1995

Award Date: 1 Jun 1995

Master, MSc Media and Communications , The London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Sept 19931 Aug 1994

Award Date: 1 Jun 1994

Master, MSc Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science

1 Sept 19891 Aug 1990

Award Date: 1 Aug 1990

Bachelor, Industrial Relations and Politics (First Class), University of Kent

1 Sept 19861 Jun 1989

Award Date: 1 Jun 1989

Institute of Personnel Management (Stage 1) , College for the Distributive Trades

1 Sept 19851 Jun 1986

Award Date: 1 Jun 1986