People in WIRC

Centre Directors

Jo Duberley (j.p.duberley@bham.ac.uk) and Holly Birkett (h.birkett@bham.ac.uk)



Dr Holly Birkett

Dr Holly Birkett

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies

Dr Holly Birkett is a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC)C. She is Co-Director of the Equal Parenting Project and a member of the Department of Management. Holly's research field is careers and career transitions and she is currently conducting research into parental leave policies, flexible working and fathers in the workplace. Holly ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2928
Email
h.birkett@bham.ac.uk

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor of Labour Economics

Fiona joined Birmingham Business School in 2007. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia (1989) and an MPhil in economics from Cambridge University (1985). Her first degree  in Economics, Politics and Quantitative Methods is from The University of East Anglia (1983). Her main theoretical and empirical contributions are concentrated at the ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 4146699
Email
f.carmichael@bham.ac.uk

Dr Caroline Chapain

Dr Caroline Chapain

Associate Professor
School Senior Tutor

Specialisms

  • Creativity, innovation, creative industries and creative cities and regions
  • Economic restructuring, plant closures and redundancies
  • Local and regional economic development
  • Public policies (governance, cluster policy)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodologies

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2292
Email
c.a.chapain@bham.ac.uk

Chris Collinge

Chris Collinge

Senior Lecturer

Specialisms include:

  • Regional and local economic change, with particular reference to the emergence of regional knowledge economies in a cross-national context
  • Evolving patterns of public sector governance, strategy and leadership, as between markets, hierarchies, groups and decentred networks
  • Issues in the theorization of political and economic change at the sub-national level (from ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3783
Email
c.j.collinge@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christian Darko

Dr Christian Darko

Associate Professor in Labour and Development Economics

Dr Christian Darko is an Associate Professor in Labour and Development Economics. Christian’s research mainly takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the process of human capital development and labour market outcomes particularly in developing countries. His primary research focuses on the education and employment of marginalised people with emphasis on inequalities including ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7202
Email
c.k.darko@bham.ac.uk

Professor Tony Dobbins

Professor Tony Dobbins

Professor of Work and Employment Relations
Department Director of Research

Tony is Professor of Work and Employment Relations at Birmingham Business School. He is part of the Organisation, Work and Employment (OWE) group in the Department of Management. He joined Birmingham Business School in May 2018, from Bangor University. Tony has over twenty years of employment relations experience as an academic, researcher, and journalist in the UK and Republic of Ireland, ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 7702
Email
t.dobbins@bham.ac.uk

Professor Joanne Duberley

Professor Joanne Duberley

Deputy Head of the College of Social Sciences
Professor of Organisational Studies

Professor Jo Duberley is Deputy Head of the College of Social Sciences. Jo is also Co-Director of the Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC). She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Association of Arts and Manufacturing and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 

Jo joined the University of Birmingham in 2002 as a lecturer in ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6387
Email
j.p.duberley@bham.ac.uk

Dr John Gibney

Dr John Gibney

Honorary Senior Fellow

Research Interests

  • Leadership and governance in city, regional and trans-border development (place leadership)
  • Leadership education and learning
  • Responsible economic development at the sub-national scale
  • Knowledge and learning policy at the sub-national scale

Email
j.gibney@bham.ac.uk

Dr Michel Goyer

Dr Michel Goyer

Senior Lecturer

Michel Goyer joined BBS in June 2013 from Warwick Business School where he was a member of the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour group. He was also a committee member in the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) at Warwick. Previous appointments include visiting research fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum (Berlin), post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 2546
Email
m.goyer@bham.ac.uk

Professor Anne Green

Professor Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development

After completing an undergraduate degree in geography, Anne has spent nearly all of her career conducting applied research of relevance to academia and policy in research centres/ institutes in the higher education sector.

She started her career at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) in Newcastle. Apart from a short stint at the Department for City and Regional Planning ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 9666
Email
a.e.green.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Hodder

Dr Andy Hodder

Reader in Employment Relations
Head of Organisation, Work and Employment Group

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012. He is currently a Reader in Employment Relations, and Head of the Organisation, Work and Employment Group. Between 2019 and 2021, he was the University’s Director of Postgraduates (PGT).

Andy’s research examines contemporary employment relations in a range of contexts and can be split into three interrelated areas ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6536
Email
a.j.hodder@bham.ac.uk

Dr Benjamin Hopkins

Dr Benjamin Hopkins

Senior Lecturer

Benjamin Hopkins is a senior lecturer in the Birmingham Business School with expertise in work and employment issues.  His recent research has investigated temporary and migrant work in food manufacturing, young people and voluntary work, wage inequality, and work in the public sector.  His current research investigates migrant work in the European Union and United States, the impacts ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 8396
Email
b.hopkins@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paula Hyde

Professor Paula Hyde

Professor of Organisation Studies

Paula Hyde is Professor of Organisation Studies at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and holds a visiting position at Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Paula is one of the leading figures in the field of organisation studies in health and social care both nationally and internationally. Her standing in the ...

Email
p.hyde@bham.ac.uk

Professor Etlyn Kenny

Professor Etlyn Kenny

Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Etlyn is a Professor in the Department of Management and is a member of the Organisations, Work and Employment Group.  Etlyn's research interests are in the field of employee diversity and organisational careers. Her research and publications focus both on how employees experience organisations as minorities as well as the analysis of organisational practices and structures designed to ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6219
Email
e.j.kenny@bham.ac.uk

Dr Paul Lewis

Dr Paul Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

Paul is a Political Economist interested in examining and understanding key features of contemporary capitalism. He has an undergraduate background in the natural sciences and the philosophy of science, a post-graduate training in political science and international relations, and professional experience as a management consultant.

Telephone
0121 414 8786
Email
lewispc@bham.ac.uk

Professor Joanne Murphy

Professor Joanne Murphy

Professor of Inclusive Leadership

Joanne Murphy is a Professor of Inclusive Leadership at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Her research explores leadership and change in volatile environments. She has worked extensively with business, government, not for profits and police and security organisations to build leadership capacity and manage change. Professor Murphy’s latest book - ‘Management and ...

Email
j.m.murphy@bham.ac.uk

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour
Director of Undergraduate Business Management Suite of Programmes

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Director of the BSc Business Management Suite of Programmes. Her current research focuses on working conditions during crisis, workplace learning, and coaching. She is predominantly interested in the individual, team level and cross-level characteristics that influence the effectiveness of ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6235
Email
m.nyfoudi@bham.ac.uk

Professor Nick Rowbottom

Professor Nick Rowbottom

Professor of Accounting and Corporate Reporting

Nick is a Professor of Accounting and Corporate Reporting whose research focuses on how extensions and innovations in the corporate reporting model are shaped, constructed and implemented. Through publications, funding, and collaborations with regulators, practitioners and firms, Nick is an active researcher in the fields of sustainability reporting, digital reporting (using iXBRL/XBRL) and ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6676
Email
n.rowbottom@bham.ac.uk

Professor Mark NK Saunders

Professor Mark NK Saunders

Professor of Business Research Methods

Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at the Business School. He currently holds visiting professorships at the Universities of Pretoria (South Africa), Mälardalan (Sweden), Surrey and Worcester. He was awarded a fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his contribution to methods and human resource management research and social science researcher ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 6697
Email
m.n.k.saunders@bham.ac.uk

Professor Stan Siebert

Professor Stan Siebert

Professor of Labour Economics

W Stanley Siebert is Professor of Labour Economics at the Business School, where he has worked since 1980. He gained his PhD at the London School of Economics. He has published widely in the major economics and industrial relations journals including the Academy of Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations,  Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Management ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6698
Email
w.s.siebert@bham.ac.uk

Dr Scott Taylor

Dr Scott Taylor

Business School Director of External Engagement and Responsible Business
Academic Lead for Accreditations
Professor of Leadership & Organization Studies

Scott Taylor has worked at Open, Essex, Exeter, and Loughborough universities. He worked at Birmingham from 2002-07, then rejoined in 2013. He has visited and taught at the universities of Auckland, Delhi, GFV-EAESP Sao Paolo, Jeddah, Melbourne and Lapland. Scott is currently Development Editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, and an editorial board member for Academy of Management ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6703
Email
s.taylor@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Wheatley

Dr Daniel Wheatley

Director of Undergraduate Programmes
Reader

Daniel Wheatley is Reader in the Department of Management. He is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Birmingham Business School, having previously acted as Director of Undergraduate Programmes (2018-2021). His research focuses on workplace well-being including job quality, work-life balance and flexible working arrangements, spatial dimensions of work including work-related travel, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7488
Email
d.wheatley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Wintersberger

Dr Daniel Wintersberger

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Daniel Wintersberger joined Birmingham Business School as a teaching fellow in 2014 and became a lecturer in 2018. Before joining the school, he held teaching posts at Cardiff and Swansea University and worked as a pay and reward specialist with the British Airline Pilots’ Association. 

Daniel's doctoral research (funded by the International Transport Workers’ Federation ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8387
Email
d.wintersberger@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mengyi Xu

Dr Mengyi Xu

Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management

Dr Mengyi Xu is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management in the Organisation, Work and Employment group, Department of Management. Her current research focuses on work-life balance (WLB) and inclusion, boundary management, the future of work (e.g. flexible working) and sustainable career. She is particularly interested in understanding work-life inclusion and its interplay with ...

Email
m.xu.4@bham.ac.uk

Fuk Ying Tse

Fuk Ying Tse

Assistant Professor in Organisation, Work and Employment

Dr Fuk Ying Tse (Ying) joined the University of Birmingham as Assistant Professor in Organisation, Work and Employment in January 2023. Her research broadly covers employment relations and the sociology of work, especially in the areas of reward management, job quality, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a labour policy researcher in a non-governmental ...

Email
f.y.tse@bham.ac.uk


External associates

  • Tom Coogan (Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation)
    Nottingham Business School
  • Rory Donnelly (Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour)
    University of Liverpool
  • Sarah Forbes (Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Consumer Behaviour, and Research in Marketing)
    University of York
  • Amy Fraher (Professor of Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management)
    Southampton Business School
  • Geraint Harvey (Professor in People & Organisations)
    Swansea University
  • Linzi Kemp (Associate Professor in n Organizational Behavior)
    American University of Sharjah
  • Emily A. Morrison (Assistant Professor of Human Services and Social Justice)
    The George Washington University, USA
  • Monder Ram (Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship)
    Aston Business School