Dr Chris Bradshaw

Job: Associate Dean Postgraduate and Corporate (Interim)

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, Room 4.53, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8706

E: chris.bradshaw@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Chris Bradshaw has worked in industry for over 20 years in a range of positions related to management, learning and development, quality management, human resources and equality and diversity. His experience includes work in the public sector with The Post Office group, local authorities, the NHS and in the private sector with Abbey Life, Gala Bingo and in hospitality. Chris has taught at colleges and universities since 2002 including programmes covering HRM; management and leadership; equality and diversity; and politics. He also had a spell as an Equality and Diversity manager. Chris is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, has been a CIPD external examiner and has held voluntary positions as Chair of the West of Scotland Branch and Treasurer of CIPD Scotland.

Research group affiliations

People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

Publications and outputs 

Bradshaw, C. (2008) An Investigation into Gender Imbalance in Academic Careers, Paisley, University of the West of Scotland library

Research interests/expertise

Leadership, equality and diversity and organisational politics

Areas of teaching

HRM, leadership, business studies


Ba (Hons) n Social Science, PG Cert in Learning and Teaching, MBA, Ph.D.

Courses taught

MA/PGDip. in Human Resource Management

Membership of professional associations and societies

Chartered Fellow of CIPD Fellow of CMI Fellow of HE Academy

Consultancy work

Organisational design, organisational behaviour, HRM, Equality and Diversity. Lean.

Current research students

Steve Baguley

Case studies

Bradshaw, C. (2018) Fifty years after he helped to keep Indianapolis from burning, Bobby Kennedy reminds us that justice and unity are possible, Made by History Series, The Washington Post.

Bradshaw, C. (2018) What Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign can teach Democrats for 2020, Made by History Series, The Washington Post.

Bradshaw, C. (2018) An Investigation into Gender Imbalance in Academic Careers Scholars Press.

O’Donnell, V.L., Tobbell, J., Bradshaw, C. and Richmond, E. (2012), “Participation in inclusive learning and teaching practices in higher education: a qualitative study of academic staff identity and change”, International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 70-78.

Bradshaw, C. and Leith, M. (2018) An Unforeseen Result of Trumpism: Are we seeing the (re)rise of the Democratic-Socialist left in contemporary America? A paper for the 68th PSA Annual International Conference.

Bradshaw, C. (2013) Strained Relations: A paper for the 2013 BAAS Annual Conference Panel - 1963 and Contemporary American Liberalism.

Bradshaw, C. (2012) The Well-Oiled Kennedy Electoral Machine: Reality or Myth? A paper for the PSA American Politics Group Conference.

Bradshaw, C. (2011) The Decision to Run: Why Did RFK Wait? A paper for the PSA American Politics Group/Rothermere Institute, University of Oxford, Conference.

Bradshaw, C. (2011) The Effect of Protest on Political Rhetoric in 1960’s America: from Eisenhower to RFK. A paper for the Postgraduate Conference, University of Leeds.


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