I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management.
In a career spanning over 30 years, prior to becoming a full-time lecturer, I have held senior management positions in both the IT and Higher Education sectors.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Working in a senior management role for one University, at the same time as being a part-time member of academic staff at another gave me a unique and interesting insight into the way that HR policy and practice is received and perceived by, in this case, academic staff. This led to my developing a proposal for a small research project to examine Academic Engagement with HR policy and practice. This project was funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), and led to the second project focusing on the extent to which Universities support academic-practitioner knowledge sharing within the institution.