Dr Andrew Sparks

Job: Senior Lecturer in HRM & Organisational Behaviour

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7911

E: asparks@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/bal


Personal profile

Senior Lecturer in HRM & Organisational Behaviour. Andrew has 12 years of industrial experience working in a range of positions related to human resources, organisational development and industrial relations, working with large and small companies in both the public and private sectors. He has also been teaching at universities since 1993, teaching sociology and HRM courses. Andrew completed his Ph.D. at Warwick Business School in 2004. He teaches mostly on undergraduate courses, including Introduction to HRM; Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills; Resolving Individual Disputes in the Workplace; and HRM in the Workplace, and is module leader for the first three of these modules.  He also teaches People Management Within the Workplace and Alternative Dispute Resolution at post-graduate level, as well as supervising undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations. Andrew is also the Academic Head of the Placement Unit within the Faculty of Business and Law, and is tutor to a number of students on HRM-related work placements.

Key research outputs

“Public sector reform and employment conflict: A public service ethos in South Africa and Britain?”  Andrew Sparks & Jonathan Tritter.  Presented at World Conference of Sociology, Durban, July 2006

Research interests/expertise

Employment conflict and conflict resolution
International Comparative Industrial Relations

Areas of teaching


Year 1, Introduction to Human Resource Management (module leader), Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills (module leader)

Year 2, Resolving Individual Disputes Within The Workplace (module leader),HRM in the Workplace


LLM, Alternative Dispute Resolution and People Management Within Organisations;

Supervision of dissertations and theses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels


PhD (Warwick Business School)


MA (University of Durban Westville)

BA (Hons) (University of Cape Town)

External Examiner Positions

Canterbury Christ Church University – MA Management Studies/DMS/CMS
INTO Newcastle University – Foundation Degree in Business & Humanities

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