PhD, University of Leeds
MA, University of Warwick
BA (Hons), CNAA
Chartered member of the CIPD
2005 to date: Professor of HRM and Employment Relations
2001-2005: Senior Lecturer in HRM
1998-2000: Lecturer in HRM
1996-1998: Lecturer in Industrial Relations
1994-1996: ESRC Management Teaching Fellow
1992-1994: Junior Research Fellow
(all at the University of Leeds)
Visiting positions at:
School of Industrial and Labour Relations, Cornell University, USA (2006/7)
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2004)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide, Australia (2001)
Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change PROFILE
My main research interests focus on the dynamics of organisational restructuring and skill formation, trade union strategy and change and the modernisation of employment relations. This has included qualitative and quantitative studies in both the public and private sectors. My work has been funded by the European Commission, European Parliament, Department of Trade and Industry, the Economic and Social Research Council, International Labour Office, ACAS, TUC and numerous trade unions. Since 2001, I have won and led awards totalling more than £1 million.
I recently led a prestigious EU Framework Five funded study investigating the implications for employment and skills of the restructuring of the European steel and metal sectors (see www.leeds.ac.uk/learning-in-partnership). The study involved research partners in seven European countries, during 2001-2005. In addition to comparative case study work the research involved biographies of the experiences of redundant workers. Papers from the project were published in a special issue of the European Journal of Industrial Relations (2007). Other recently completed studies include an examination of good employment relations in the UK insurance sector (funded by the DTI), and research into how freelance workers represent their interests in the UK audio-visual sector (ESRC funded). Recent policy reports include a study on learning partnerships for the TUC (Report) and an impact assessment for the European Parliament of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (Report).
I have published widely in leading human resource management and industrial relations journals, including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial Relations Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Relations, Economic and Industrial Democracy and Work, Employment and Society. I have published 40 journal articles and book chapters, over 35 reports, monographs and miscellaneous articles and presented papers at conferences and workshops in over 20 countries. I was on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society (2004-2007) and am currently an editorial board member of the International Journal of Training Research. I am an Associate Member of the ESRC Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE – Oxford and Cardiff Universities).
Current Funded Projects
Professor Stuart is currently leading an evaluation of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Trade Union Modernisation Fund. The evaluation, which is conducted in collaboration with Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio (Manchester), Dr Andrew Charlwood (York) and Dr Emma Wallis (Leeds) will last for three years from August 2005.
I have supervised 10 Doctoral students to successful completion and I am interested in supervising projects related to:
- Trade-union led learning (union learning reps, learning partnerships)
- Partnership-based approaches to employment relations
- Trade union modernisation
- Workforce development and corporate training strategies
- Globalisation, restructuring and employment relations outcomes
- Comparative studies of labour market restructuring and welfare reform
- Workplace restructuring, redundancy and experiences of job loss
- Unemployment and labour market activation
- Skills, workplace change and organisational restructuring
- The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
I am also interested in working with interested international applicants for funding for post-Doctoral Fellowships (e.g. EU Marie Curie positions). Depending on experience, students will get an opportunity to contribute and work on some of current funded projects.
If you are interested in doctoral study in any of these areas please contact me at: email@example.com
MA HRM: Industrial Relations option
MBA Human Resource Management
Director: Centre for Employment Relations innovation and Change (January 07-)
Head of Work and Employment Relations Division, February 2003-August 2006.
MA HRM Programme Director (1998-2001)
1. Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations. (edited with Martinez Lucio, M.) London: Routledge 280pp xii. 2005
2. Trade Unions and Training: Issues and International Perspectives. (edited with Cooney, R.). Caulfied East: National Key Centre in Industrial Relations. 174pp. 2004 (contract signed with Routledge for updated version)
Short works, published reports and monographs
3. Training, union recognition and collective bargaining: findings from the 2004 workplace employment relations survey. unionlearn Research Paper No.4 London: unionlearn/TUC (with Robinson, A.) 24pp. 2007
4. A collective learning culture: A qualitative study of collective learning agreements. unionlearn Research Paper No.3 London: unionlearn/TUC (with Wallis, E.) 76pp. 2007
5. ‘An Impact Study on Relocation, Restructuring and the Viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The Impact on Employment, Working Conditions and Regional Development’ (with Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Wallis, E.), Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy Study, IP/A/EMPL/ST/2006-02. Brussels: European Parliament. 91pp
6. Union Modernisation Fund: Interim Evaluation of First Round. DTI Employment Relation Research Series No. 68. London: DTI (with Charlwood, A., Martinez Lucio, M. and Wallis, E.). 69pp. 2006
7. Acas in the NHS: Helping improve employment relations in response to agenda for change. (with Martinez-Lucio, M.) Research Paper 06/05. London: ACAS. ISBN 0 9552187 5 6. 60pp. 2005
8. 'Good Industrial Relations in the UK Oil Industry', (with Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Perrett) Working Paper No. 230. Geneva: International Labour Organisation Sectoral Activities Department. 55pp. ISBN 92-2-117254-6 . 2005
9. Restructuring, Partnership and the Learning Agenda: A Review. (with Greenwood, I.) Learnpartner Monograph. E.M. Harmer Print: Leeds. 68pp. 2002
10. In Search of Partnership: Trade Union Experiences of Contemporary Employment Relations and the Management of Change. (with Martinez Lucio, M.). London: Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union: London. ISBN 1-900840-17-0. 26pp iii. 2001
Special Issues of Journals
11. ‘Industrial relations of training and learning’, European Journal of Industrial Relations. 13(3) 2007
12. 'Assessing partnership: the prospects for and challenges of modernisation', (edited with Martinez Lucio, M.) Employee Relations, Vol.24. No.3: 243-360. 2002
Contributions to Edited Books
13. ‘Union organizing and narratives of change: an assessment’, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) in Gall, G. (ed) Union Revitalisation in Advanced Economies: Assessing the Contribution of ‘Union Organizing’. Palgrave MacMillan - 2009
14. ‘United Kingdom: The Sound of One Hand Clapping’, Lars Magnusson and Jonathan Winterton (Eds) Trade union strategies for developing competence at work: an emerging area for social dialogue London: Routledge. Forthcoming
15. ‘Integrating learning into workplace bargaining machinery: an examination of trade union learning agreements.’ (with E. Wallis) In Shelley, S. and Calveley, M. (eds) Learning with trade unions: A contemporary agenda in employment relations. Aldershot: Ashgate. Forthcoming
16. ‘Sustaining New Industrial Relations in the Public Sector: The politics of trust and co-operation in the context of organisational dementia and disarticulation’ (with M. Martinez Lucio), in P. Dibben, P. James, I. Roper, and G. Wood (eds.) Modernising Work in Public Services London: Macmillan. 2007
17. ‘Testing times: Remaking British employment relations through ‘partnership’’, (with Martinez Lucio, M.), in Peter Leisink, Huub Ruël, Bram Steijn, Ulke Veersma (eds) Europeanisation and Industrial Relations Reform. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 115-130. 2007.
18. ‘Learning in a restructured industrial environment: Older workers ‘displaced’ from the British steel sector’, (with R. Perrett) in T. Tikkanen and B. Nyhan (eds) Promoting Lifelong Learning for Older Workers: An International Overview, Cedefop Reference Series 65. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 224-239. 2006
19. National and European Policies for Lifelong Learning: An Assessment of Developments within the Context of the European Employment Strategy, (with Greenwood, I.) in Kuhn, M and Sultana, R. G. (eds) Homo Sapiens Europaeus? Creating the European Learning Citizen. New York: Peter Lang Inc. 131-148. 2006
20. 'Employability and the flexible economy: Some considerations of the politics and contradictions of the European Employment Strategy', (with Greenwood, I.) in Alonso, L.E. and Martinez Lucio, M. (eds) Employment Relations in a Changing Society: Assessing the Post-Fordist Paradigm. Basingstoke: Plagrave-Macmillan. 104-119. 2006
21. 'Partnership and modernisation in employment relations: an introduction', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) in Stuart, M. and Martinez Lucio, M. (eds) Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations. London: Routledge 1-22. 2005
22. 'Trade union representatives' attitudes and experiences of the principles and practices of partnership', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) in Stuart, M. and Martinez Lucio, M. (eds) Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations. London: Routledge 101-119. 2005
23. 'Where next for partnership?', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) in Stuart, M. and Martinez Lucio, M. (eds) Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations. London: Routledge 266-273. 2005
24. 'Suspicious minds? Partnership, trade union strategy and the politics of contemporary employment relations', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) in Stewart, P. (ed) Employment, Trade Union Renewal and the Future of Work: The Experience of Work and Organisational Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave. 212-230. 2005
25. 'Trade Unions, Partnership and the Learning Agenda: Evidence from a 7 Country European Study', (with Wallis, E.) in Cooney, R. and Stuart, M. Trade Unions and Training: Issues and International Perspectives, Caulfield East: Monash Key Centre in Industrial Relations. 116-141. 2004
26. 'Trade unions and training: an introduction', (with Cooney, R.) in Cooney, R. and Stuart, M. Trade Unions and Training: Issues and International Perspectives, Caulfield East: Monash Key Centre in Industrial Relations. 1-18 2004
27. 'Partnership and the politics of trade union policy formation in the UK: The case of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) In Verma, A. and Kochan, T. (eds) Unions in the 21st Century: an International Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave: 191- 204. 2004
28. 'Employability or lifelong flexibility: unpicking the contradictions of the European Employment Strategy', (with Greenwood, I.) in Jorgensen, C.H and Warring, N. (eds) Adult Education and the Labour Market VII: Volume A, Roskilde: Roskilde University Press: 77-97. 2003
Refereed Journal Articles
29. ‘A Bridge over Troubled Water: The Role of the British Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) in Facilitating Labour-Management Consultation in Public Sector Transformation’, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Journal of Industrial Relations. 2008
30. The industrial relations of training and learning: a ‘new consensus’ or a ‘new politics’, European Journal of Industrial Relations. 13(3): 269-280. 2007
31. ‘Partnership approaches to learning: a seven country study’, (with Wallis, E.) European Journal of Industrial Relations. 13(3): 301-321. 2007
32. ‘Broadcasting discontent – freelancers, trade unions and the internet’, (with Saundry, R. and Antcliff, V.), New Technology, Work and Employment. 22(2): 178-191. 2007
33. ‘Work-Life Balance over the Life Course: Employees’ perspectives on retirement transitions following redundancy’ (with Jean Gardiner, Chris Forde, Ian Greenwood, Rob Mackenzie, Rob Perrett), International Journal of Human Resource Management. 18(3): 476-489. 2007
34. ‘Networks and Social Capital in the UK Television Industry: The weakness of weak ties’ (with Saundry, R. and Antcliff, V.), Human Relations, 60(2): 371-393. 2007
35. ‘It’s more than who you know: Networks and trade unions in the audio-visual industries’, (with Saundry, R. and Antcliff, V.) Human Resource Management Journal. 16(4): 376-392. 2006.
36. ‘All that is Solid? Class, identity and the maintenance of occupational community amongst redundant Welsh steel workers’ (with MacKenzie, R., Forde, C., Greenwood, I., Perrett, R. and Gardner, J.), Sociology. 40(5): 833-852. 2006
37. ‘Partnership’ and New Industrial Relations in a Risk Society: An age of shotgun weddings and marriages of convenience? (with Martinez Lucio, M.), Work, Employment and Society, 19(4): 797-817, 2005.
38. ‘“Learners of the workplace unite!” An empirical examination of the trade union learning representative initiative”’, (with Wallis, E. and Greenwood, I.) Work, Employment and Society, 19(2): 283-304, 2005.
39. ‘Swimming against the tide: social partnership, mutual gains and the revival of ‘tired’ HRM’, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) International Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 15. No.2: 410-424. 2004.
40. ‘Partnership-based approaches to learning in the context of restructuring: case studies from the steel and metal sectors’, (with Wallis, E.) Career Development International. Vol. 9. No.1: 45-57, 2004.
41. ‘Employees’ perceptions of training effectiveness’, Human Resource Management Journal, (with Santos, A.) Vol.13. No.1: 27-45. 2003.
42. ‘Training and development in Spain: the politics of modernisation’, International Journal of Training and Development, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Vol 7. No. 1: 67-77. 2003.
43. ‘Social Partnership and the Mutual gains Organisation: Remaking Involvement and Trust at the British Workplace’, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Economic and Industrial Democracy. 23(2): 177-200, 2002.
44. ‘Assessing the principles of partnership: workplace trade union representatives’ attitudes and experiences’, (with Martinez Lucio) Employee Relations, Vol.24. No.3: 305-320, 2002.
45. ‘Assessing partnership: the prospects for and challenges of modernisation’, Employee Relations, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Vol.24. No.3: 252-261, 2002.
46. ‘Training and development in Norway’, International Journal of Training and Development, (with Skule, S. and Nyen, T.) Vol. 6, No. 4: 263-276. 2002.
47. Contesting Partnership: evaluating the demise of a national training agreement’, Journal of Vocational Education and Training. Vol.53, No.1: 5-20. 2001.
48. ‘Tercera Via y relaciones de trabajo: co-participacion social, estrategias de gestion e identidad sindical en el Reino Unido’ (‘The industrial relations of the ‘Third Way’: social partnership, management strategy and union identity in the United Kingdom’), (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Sociologia del Trabajo, No. 43 October: 3-28. 2001.
Other Journal Articles
49. 'Creating learning cultures at work: Recent developments and challenges ', Eclectic: The Banking and Finance Faculty Magazine, Winter, Issue 19: 4-9. 2005
50. 'Back to the future: the new challenge of employment regulation and rights', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Eclectic: The Banking and Finance Faculty Magazine, Issue 13, 15-20. 2003
51. 'Learning in Partnership: Responding to the Restructuring of the European Steel and Metal Sector', New Perspectives for Learning - Briefing Paper 62, Improving the Human Research Potential and the Socio-economic Knowledge Base, The European Commission, June. Also p177-179 in Agalianos, A.S. (ed) (2003) European union-supported educational research 1995-2003: Briefing papers for policy makers. Luxembourg: Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities. 2003
52. 'Partnership at work', (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Eclectic: The Banking and Finance Faculty Magazine, Winter, 21-26. 2002
53. ‘Evaluation of the DTI Union Modernisation Fund: Stage B Interim Evaluation’, (with Charlwood, A., Martinez Lucio, M. and Wallis, E.) report prepared for the Department of Trade and Industry. 91 pp 2007.
54. ‘On-the-job learning methodologies: literature review’, report prepared for Learning through Work Phase Two, South East Economic Development Agency (SEEDA), pp74. (with Wallis, E. and Antonios Panagiotakopoulos). 2007
55. ‘An Impact Study on Relocation, Restructuring and the Viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The Impact on Employment, Working Conditions and Regional Development’ (with Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Wallis, E.), report prepared for the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee. 91pp. 2007
56. 'Evaluation of the DTI Union Modernisation Fund: Stage A Evaluation of the First Bidding Round', (with Charlwood, A., Martinez Lucio, M. and Wallis, E.) report prepared for the Department of Trade and Industry. 70 pp 2006.
57. 'Sustaining Partnership in an Environment of Uncertainty: Good Employment Relations and Participation in Financial Services', report for Department of Trade and Industry Partnership Fund (with Martinez Lucio, M.). 41pp. 2005
58. Learning in Partnership: Responding to the Restructuring of the European Steel and Metal Sector, Final Report for Fifth Framework Socio-Economic Key Action Award. European Commission DG Research. 117pp. 2005
59. 'Qualitative Evaluation of ACAS Advisory Work', report prepared for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. (with Martinez Lucio) 56pp. 2005
60. 'Good Industrial Relations in the UK Oil Industry', report prepared for the International Labour Organisation Oil and Gas Sectoral Activities Department (with Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Perrett, R.) 55pp. (published as an ILO working paper). 2005
61. ‘Campaign for Learning’s Making Learning Work Project: Second Survey Findings’, report prepared for the Campaign for Learning 27pp. 2005
62. 'Raising the Demand for Learning and the Difference This Makes: Second Annual Report of the EU Equal Project', report prepared for the Campaign for Learning. (with Wallis, E.) 65pp. 2004
63. 'The Economic and Social Impact of Redundancies from Corus and Allied, Steel and Wire in Wales', end of award report prepared for ISTC Community Union and Steel Partnership Training. (with Greenwood, I., Perrett, R., MacKenzie, R., Forde, F. and Gardiner, J.). 49pp. 2004.
64. 'Raising the Demand for Learning: First Annual Report of the EU Equal Project', report prepared for the Campaign for Learning. (with Wallis, E.) 100pp. 2004.
65. 'Employability and Redundancy in the UK Steel Industry: A Biographical Study', report prepared for the European Commission DG Research, 151pp. (with Perrett, R. and Greenwood, I.). 2004.
66. 'Workplace Learning: A Literature Review', (with Wallis, E.) report prepared for the Campaign for Learning. 114pp. 2003.
67. 'Blueprint to Business Success: Survey of Successful Businesses', (with Andrew Robinson) report prepared for the Campaign for Learning. 67pp. 2003.
68. DTI Partnership Fund Project: Scoping Exercise, report prepared for Employee Relations Forum for Yorkshire and Humberside, ACAS. 13pp. 2003.
69. Trade Union Learning Representatives in South Yorkshire, Report prepared for Yorkshire and Humberside TUC Objective 1 Project, (with Greenwood, I. and Wallis, E.) Trade Union Congress Learning Services. 17pp. 2003
70. 'Restructuring, Partnership and the Learning Agenda: A Review', (with Greenwood, I.) report prepared for the European Commission DG Research, 70pp. 2002.
71. 'Contextualising the Learning Agenda in the UK: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Policies', (with Greenwood, I.) report prepared for the European Commission DG Research, 90pp + vi. 2002.
72. 'The European Learning Agenda: Analysis and Critique', (with Greenwood, I.) report prepared for the European Commission DG Research, 25pp. 2002.
Refereed Conference Papers
Over 45 refereed conference papers, many of which are in published proceedings.
British Universities Industrial Relations Association – 1996, 2005, 2006
International Labour Process Conference – 1999, 2003, 2006
British Academy of Management - 2005
European Sociological Association, Torun - 2005
American Sociological Association, Philadelphia - 2005.
British Sociological Association - 2005.
International Workshop on Teamworking (IWOT), Trier – 2004 (two papers)
IIRA European Congress – 2002 (Oslo), 2004 (Lisbon, two papers), 2007 (Manchester, two papers)
IIRA World Congress, Berlin – 2003, Lima – 2006 (Plenary)
International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Tampere – 2003 (two papers)
International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe – 2003 (Toulouse), 2004 (Limerick)
International Conference on Training, Employability and Employment – 2002, 2005 (Prato, two papers).
Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, Utrecht – 2004, Slovenia - 2006, Athens - 2007
Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference, Queensland – 2004.
ESREA - Copenhagen, 2002, 2004, Milan 2005.
Labour and Employment Relations Association (LERA), Chicago - 2007 (2 papers), New Orleans – 2008.
Learning and Skills Development Agency, 2004.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin – 2003.
International Conference on Public and Private Partnerships, Katowice – 2003.
International Trade Unionism in a Network Society: What’s New about the “New Labour Internationalism – 2003.
Employment Research Unit Annual Conference – 2000, 2001.
Assessing Partnership - 2001
International Conference on Union Growth, Toronto – 2001.
International Conference Researching Vocational Education and Training – 1999.
Conference on Learning and research in Working Life, Steyr - 1996
First International Conference: ‘HRM The Inside Story’ – 1996.
Invited papers (international presentations only)
Works Council Stahlwerke Bremen (Arcelor Grouppe), 2005.
Department of Management Seminar, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, 2004.
Centre for the Economics of Education and Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2004.
APeL Seminar, The Trade Union Role as the Power for Developing Workplace Learning, Larcentrum Masugnen, Lindesberg, Sweden, 2004.
The National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, 2004.
EMF special seminar on Lifelong Learning in the Steel Industry, European Metalworkers’ Federation Steel Select Working Party, Luxembourg, 2003.
FP5 Education and Training Cluster Workshop, University of Bremen, 2003.
EURONE&T Towards the European Society Workshop, ‘Lifelong Learning, Employability and Organised Interests: The Role of the Social Partners in Shaping Lifelong Learning’, FAFO Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo, 2003.
La Responsabilidad Social de Las Empresas y Los Nuevos Desafios de la Gestion Empresarial, University of Valencia, Valencia, 2003. (with M. Martinez Lucio)
European Metalworkers’ Federation Lifelong Learning Conference, Lifelong learning: a continuous challenges on the social dialogue agenda for the European metal industry, Madrid, 2002. (with E. Wallis)
Fafo, Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo, 2001.
LO, Stockholm, 2001.
Toulouse Business School, 2006
European Metalworkers’ Federation, Brussels, 2002.
Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2000.
Vocational Education and Training Network, Trades Hall, Melbourne, 2000
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide, 2000.
Research Grants and Awards (over 2k and external only) – PI Unless Indicated
1. ‘Encouraging workplace dialogue over training and skills: Case studies’, Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for CBI/TUC/DIUS/BEER Joint Working Group on Training and Skills, (with C. Forde and J. Cutter) £12,500 September-November 2007
2. ‘Collective learning funds’, Trade Union Congress, (with E. Wallis) £10,000 June-December 2007
3. ‘Employment relations in UK finance and banking sector’. Korea Labor Institute, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) $8,000 June-November 2007
4. Literature review of approaches to on-the-job training, South East Economic Development Agency, (with E. Wallis) £10,000 Jan-March 2007
5. ‘An Impact study on relocation, restructuring and the viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The impact on employment, working conditions and regional development’ European Parliament, €39, 950 Principal Investigator. (with Forde, C. and McKenzie, R.) 2006
6. ‘Evaluation of the Union Modernisation Fund’ (With Charlwood, A and Martinez Lucio, M.), Department of Trade and Industry , £68, 867 Principal Investigator, August 2005-June 2008.
7. ‘Good Employment Relations in the UK offshore oil industry’ (with Forde, C (PI) and Mackenzie, R.), International Labour Office, $4500, Co-investigator, May 2004 October 2004.
8. ‘Informal Networks and the Representation of Workers’ Interests’, (with Saundry, R. (PI) Central Lancs), Economic and Social Research Council, £46, 988, Co-investigator, June 2004-Jan 2006. Formally Evaluated as GOOD.
9. ‘Qualitative Evaluation of ACAS Advisory Project Work’, (with Martinez Lucio, M., Bradford), Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, £18,500, Principal investigator, May 2004- Jan 2005.
10. ‘Analysis of Blueprint for Business Success’, (with Robinson, A.), Campaign for Learning, £6,000, Principal investigator, May – July 2003.
11. ‘Examination of the social and economic impact of steel redundancies in Wales’, (with Greenwood, I., Forde, C., MacKenzie, R. and Gardiner, J.), Steel Partnership Training/ ISTC Community Union, £26, 805, Principal Investigator, Dec 2002 – Dec 2003
12. ‘Investigation of Trade Union Learning Representative initiative’, (with Wallis, E. and Greenwood, I.), Trade Union Congress: Learning Services, £16, 683, Principal Investigator, Nov 2002 – Sept 2003.
13. ‘Sustaining Partnership in an Environment of Uncertainty’, (with Martinez Lucio, M. and Amicus) Department of Trade and Industry: Partnership Fund, £47, 360 (with match funding, £94, 720), co-applicant (Amicus trade union, lead partner), Sept 2002 – Feb 2005.
14. ‘Raising the Demand for Learning’, European Union: Equal Programme, £96, 960. This was a £2.6 million pound project, co-ordinated by the Campaign for Learning, Sept 2002 – Sept 2005
15. ‘Learning in Partnership: Responding to the Restructuring of the European Steel and Metal Sectors’ (Learnpartner), European Union: Framework 5 Programme – Socio-Economic Research Key Action. €1,200,000 (plus €250,000 match funding), Principal Applicant and Project Co-ordinator. The project included eight research partners, from seven countries. Sept 2001-May 2005. (www.leeds.ac.uk/learning-in-partnership)
16. ‘Learning in Partnership: Pump Prime Fund’, Numerous European Metalworkers’ Unions (account held by Steel Partnership Training), £6,000, 2000-1
17. ‘Social Partnership at Work’, (with Martinez Lucio, M.) Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union, £7,400, Co-applicant, Jan 2000 – Dec 2001.