I joined Norwich Business School in September 2011. I am a founding member of the Employment Systems and Institutions  (ESI) Group and I took on the Head of Group role in 2015. This group has grown from a core of 6 academics to a group that has over 20 NBS members including lecturing, research and PhD studens. I am also the NBS Director of Academic Staff Development  supporting the academic capacity in a School which has doubled in size from 2011, and now has in the region of 100 colleagues. I am the academic lead for the learning programme within the  ESRC What Works Wellbeing Research Centre; and running an ESRC grant on Globalizing Actors with colleagues from King's College London and De Montfort University. I am involved in other research and publication on HRM in multinationals and HRM and performance. For more details on the What Works- Work, Learning and Wellbeing programme go to:


Previously I worked at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University where I was Professor of International HRM in the International and Comparative HRM Research Group, and Deputy Director of Research for the Faculty of Business and Law. I began my career at Cranfield University where in 1991 I graduated with my MSc in Applied Psychology and after a several years working as a researcher in the industrial skills sector I moved back into academic research with a post at the Research Centre for European Human Resource Management (HRM) at Cranfield School of Management. Whilst working at the Cranfield research centre I completed my PhD studies examining how multinationals organised to facilitate individual and organisational learning within their R&D subsidiaries.

Over the years I have undertaken a wide range of international comparative research projects funded by Research Councils, the EU and private firms. I am one of the founding members of the INTREPID network which is a collaborative network of over 40 researchers from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Spain and the UK. The network was originally established as part of a comparative survey project examining employment practices in multinational firms in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Spain. Since its inception in 2003 its membership has grown. For further information please visit the project website at:

I am also a member of CRIMT which is an interuniversity research centre on Globalisation and Work co-ordinated by the University of Montreal. The researchers focus on the theoretical and practical challenges of institutional and organizational renewal in the areas of work and employment in the global era. Its three founding institutions are Univesité de Montréal, Université, HEC Montréal Laval. CRIMT draws on researchers from 16 Canadian Universities and over 25 institutions and universities in other countries. For more information on CRIMT go to:

I also engage with firms and institutions through consultancy work.


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