Dr Julia Pointon, Principal Lecturer
T: +44 (0)116 250 6154
Dr Julia Pointon is Acting Head of the Department of Human Resource Management. She joined the University in 2001 following a career in HR in education. Julia is the Programme leader for the full time postgraduate taught Masters in Human Resource Management. Julia was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2009 and has been an active member and Vice Chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows. She is also the Faculty Head of International Activities and takes a strong interest in developing links with other International Universities to enable collaborative research and progression for students into DMU. She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Management Education and the Journal of Personnel Management.
Dr Peter Butler
T: +44 (0)116 250 6134
Peter Butler is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations. He has published on the themes of non-union systems of employee representation; the management of managers in US MNCs; the impact of partnership working and the consequences for workplace voice of the Information and Consultation Directive. He currently lectures on employment relations at both under graduate and post graduate level and has supervisory responsibilities for four doctoral students. Prior to academe he held a variety of posts in the electrical retail sector.
T: + 44 (0)116 250 8435
Sophie Gamwell is a lecturer in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on the regulation of work and employment, including both legal regulation by the state and by other labour market actors such as trade unions, professional associations, employers’ associations, employers and procurement consortia. She has recently completed research into the way in which procurement framework agreements have affected governance of international recruitment of health professionals. She also worked on an ESRC funded project investigating the professionalisation of HRM. She teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate HRM modules.
Dr Anita Hammer Senior Lecturer, Comparative and International HRM
T: +44 (0)116 257 7208
Anita researches the Global South, in particular Emerging Economies, combining a comparative capitalist approach with feminist perspectives and the spatial concerns of economic geographers. Currently, her research focuses on development trajectories of new industrialising regions, role of multinational firms and changing work and employment relations in India.Her expertise is in regional development, informal economy, trade unions and social movements. She is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) and Regional Studies Association (RSA). Anita is the module leader for International HRM modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Previously, she was a member of the Indian Civil Service.
Jonathan Payne, Reader
T: (0)116 257 7236
Jonathan Payne is Reader in Employment Studies. His research interests include the political economy of skill, work organisation and job design, UK skills policy, low wage work and industrial relations. He has extensive research experience and currently teaches both at postgraduate and undergraduate level. He is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of the Sociology of Education and the research network on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE).
Dr Deborah Price
T: +44 (0)116 257 7214
Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management. Programme leader PG Diploma/MA HRM (Part time study). Research focuses on the construction of identity, leadership in safety critical contexts, organisational change and the development of qualitative research methods.
Dr Andrew Sparks
T: +44 (0)116 257 7911
Senior Lecturer in HRM & Organisational Behaviour. Andrew has 12 years 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.
Research focuses on knowledge diffusion across international networks; learning and development practice in MNCs; comparative and international HRM; flexible working patterns in Europe and international survey methodology.