2013: PhD, University of Leeds
2006: MA Human Resource Management, Distinction, University of Leeds
2004: BSc Psychology, 2:1, University of Liverpool
Associations and Professional Memberships:
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
British Universities Industrial Relations Associations (BUIRA)
2012-Present: BA HRM Programme Director
2012-Present: Head of 2nd Year HRM
2011-Present: Lecturer in Employment Relations and HRM
2011-Present: Head of 1st Year HRM
2009-2010: Research Fellow, Leeds
2007-2011: Part time Teaching Assistant & Associate Lecturer, Leeds
2007-2011: ESRC funded Doctoral Research Fellow, Leeds
Reviewer for Economic and Industrial Democracy
Reviewer for Employee Relations
My principal research programme stems from a doctoral case based project on the implementation of high performance work systems in the retail sector. Contributions are being developed on the interaction of union partnership processes with HRM systems, the links between external economic fluctuations and intensification of work, and the dynamics of front line manager implementation of HR practices. I also work on ongoing collaborative multi-method projects investigating the outcomes of union led learning for union resilience and for member and employee benefits. I am currently working on collaborative multi-method research into the outcomes of collective bargaining in the north of England through the TUC.
I am interested in secondary supervision of projects related to:
• The implementation of strategic HRM systems
• Work and employment in the retail sector
• Macroeconomic variation and HRM strategies
• Social partnership, HRM and employment relations
• Trade union and partnership based approaches to learning and skills
If you would like to contact me about a proposal or application, please contact: H.S.T.Cook@leeds.ac.uk
LUBS1080: Personal Tutorials for Human Resource Management
LUBS1585: Economic Institutions (Industry)
LUBS2885: HRM Research Practice and Personal Tutorials
LUBS3065: Controversies in Employment Relations
LUBS5307M: HRM Research Methods and Practice
LUBS5330M: Human Resource Management
Winner of the ‘Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence’ in 2012.
Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook., H. and Winterton, J. (2012) ‘Who stands to gain from union-led learning in Britain? Evidence from surveys of learners, union officers and employers’. Economic and Industrial Democracy April 19, 2012 0143831X12442579
Forde, C., MacKenzie, R., Robinson, A., Cook, H., Eriksson, B., Larsson, P. & Bergman, A. (2010) Contingent work in construction: results from a two country study. Industrial Relations Journal.
In – Field, A. (2009) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Sage publications with Shift-Media. Produced multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter of this statistics textbook for the companion website.
Other published articles and reports:
Miller L, Stuart M, Higgins T, Cutter J, Cook H, Broughton A (2012) Evaluation of the Union Learning Fund: learners, workplace cases and extension to the non-union sector. BIS Research paper, Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Miller L, Stuart M, Higgins T, Cutter J, Cook H, Broughton A (2012) Case studies of union learning initiatives. BIS Research paper, Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Stuart, M. & Cook, H. (2011) Sustaining union-led learning: findings from the UPO follow-on survey. London: Unionlearn
Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H. & Winterton, J. (2010) Evaluation of the Union Learning Fund Rounds 8-11 and unionlearn: Final Report. London: TUC
Stuart, M., Cook, H., Cutter, J. & Winterton, J. (2010) CERIC Policy Report No. 4. Assessing the impact of union learning and the Union Learning Fund: union and employer perspectives. CERIC. April 2010.
Stuart, M., Cook, H., Cutter, J. & Winterton, J. (2010) Evaluation of the Union Learning Fund and unionlearn: Preliminary findings. London: Unionlearn
Vincent, S. & Cook. H. (2008) Evaluating learning and assessment methods for teaching management research. A project report prepared under the auspices of the “Research into Teaching” Initiative.
Conference papers and presentations:
Cook, H. (2012) The recession as a lever to increase output through HRM strategy at a highly performing UK firm. Paper for the 30th International Labour Process Conference: Stockholm, Sweden
Stuart, M., Cook, H., Cutter, J. & Winterton, J. (2011) Learning as a ‘core’ agenda issue for unions in Britain. Paper accepted for the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
Stuart, M., Cook, H., Cutter, J. & Winterton, J. (2011) The impact of union-management learning agreements on HRD practice in Britain. Paper presented at the 12th International Human Resource Development Conference. Cheltenham, UK.
Cook, H. (2011) HRM and performance: qualitative progress at the largest private sector employer in the UK. Paper presented at the 29th International Labour Process Conference. Leeds, UK.
Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H. & Winterton, J. (2011) Who stands to gain from union-led learning in the UK? Paper presented at the 29th International Labour Process Conference. Leeds, UK.
Cook, H. (2011) The retail sector: HRM, partnership and the recession. Paper presented at the ILPC CERIC doctoral conference.
Stuart, M., Cook, H., Cutter, J. & Winterton, J. (2010) The state of union-led learning in Britain. Paper presented at the 28th International Labour Process Conference. Rutgers, New Jersey.
Cook, H. (2009) Unpacking complexities of the ‘high performance human resource management and establishment performance’ debate using qualitative research in the retail sector. Paper for the 15th International Industrial Relations Association. Sydney, Australia.
Cook, H. (2009) A qualitative study of HRM in the retail sector: beginning the fieldwork. Presented at the 2009 Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change annual doctoral conference.
Cook, H. (2008) Reviewing the literature on HRM and organisational performance. Presented at the 2008 Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change annual doctoral conference.