Lecturer in Management Consulting

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Work and Employment Relations, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Academic
GM.23, Maurice Keyworth

PHD: Getting learning into the bargain:  trade union strategies for bargaining over learning in the workplace, Work and Employment Relations Division, University of Leeds

MA Business and Economic Studies (by research): Gender attachment to the labour market and the impact on skills and training decisions, School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds

BA (Hons) Economics, School of Economic Studies, University of Leeds 

2017- Present: Lecturer in Management Consulting, Work and Employment Relations Division, Leeds University Business School
2015-2017: Faculty Research Engagement Manager, Leeds University Business School
2012-2015: Assistant Director, Professional Services Sector Hub, University of Leeds
2004-2012: Owner Director, JMC Research; Principal Consultant, York Consulting Ltd
1994-1995: Director, Positively Women
1994-1996: Research Manager, North Yorkshire Training and Enterprise Council and Business Education Partnership        
1992-1994: Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Research Unit, Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University
1991-1993: Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant, Leeds Business School, Leeds Polytechnic/Metropolitan University
1991-1991: Research Assistant, Analytica Social & Economic Research
1989-1990: Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Economics, University of Leeds
1988-1989: A-Level Economics Tutor


Research Grants

Practice to profession: a framework for the development of professional associations, American Society of Association Executives Foundation, £10,219, March 2015, with Ian Kirkpatrick (PI), Sundeep Aulakh and Daniel Muzio

Evaluation of the Union Learning Fund rounds 15-16 and support role of unionlearn TUC Unionlearn, £127,622, Jan 2015, with Mark Stuart (PI) and Hugh Cook on collaboration with the University of Essex
Building capacity and reflexive learning for urban co-production, RCUK-N8, (£15,000), December 2014, with Paul Chatterton (PI) and Gary Dymski

The impact of the Essential Skills in Wales programme: counterfactual evaluation, Welsh Assembly Government, (LUBS £11,000), Dec 2013, in collaboration with York Consulting with Chris Forde (PI) and Ioulia Bessa

Sustaining union-led learning, TUC Unionlearn/BIS. £80,000, Nov 2012, with Mark Stuart (PI).
ESRC-SAMS-UKCES Management and Business Fellowship Scheme £95,000, August 2012 with Ian Kirkpatrick (PI)

Evaluation of unionlearn and the Union Learning Fund, Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), in collaboration with Institute for Employment Studies, £110,000. Dec 2011, with Mark Stuart (PI) and Hugh Cook.

Evaluation of unionlearn and the Union Learning Fund, TUC Unionlearn/DIUS, April 2009, £148,000, with Mark Stuart (PI) and Johnathan Winterton

Encouraging workplace dialogue over training and skills: case studies Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for CBI/TUC/DIUS/BERR Joint Working Group on Training and Skills, Sept 2007, £12,500, Mark Stuart (PI), and Chris Forde.



Management Consulting: Facts, Theories and Issues
Research Methods and Practice for Management Consultants
Executive MBA
MA HRM dissertations


Contemporary Management Consulting
Economic Institutions - Labour
Gender and the Labour Market
Introduction to Economics
International Economic History (1870-1945)


Refereed Journal Publications

Chatterton, P, Cutter J., Dymski G, and Owen A. (forthcoming) Co-producing urban governance: the experience of Leeds City Lab. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H. and Winterton, J. (2013) Who stands to gain from union-led learning? Evidence from surveys of learners, union officers and employers. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34: 2. 227-246.

Refereed Conference Papers

Ciupijus, Z; Alberti, G; Oliver, L, Stuart M, Forde, C; Cutter, J. (2017) Brexit and the future of EU labour mobility to the UK: the analysis of institutional actors’ responses to changing regulatory mechanisms of migration  European Sociological Association, RN17  Work, Employment and Industrial Relations, Athens, Greece,

Cutter J., (2016) Revitalising what? Union learning reps and new (old) forms of activism, Work Employment and Society Conference: Work in Crisis, Leeds, UK

Cutter, J. (2016) Bargaining over learning: a route to employee voice or sub-altern HRM? 66th Annual Conference British Universities Industrial Relations Association, July 2014. University of Leeds, UK

Cutter, J., (2015) From the individual to the collective: trade union bargaining for learning in the UK, CERIC-Karlstad Doctoral Colloquium Karlstad, Sweden

Cutter, J. (2015) Trade unions and bargaining for learning: still ‘sleeping with the enemy’? International Labour Process Conference, Athens, Greece

Cook H., Stuart M., Cutter, J. and Mustchin, S. (2014) Learning as a union strategy for resilience 32nd  International Labour Process Conference, Kings College, London

Cutter, J. (2014) Living in a parallel universe? Union learning reps and workplace negotiation on learning and skills, 64th Annual Conference British Universities Industrial Relations Association, July 2014. University of Westminster, UK

Cutter, J. (2012), Contemporary Learning Partnerships and Bargaining for Skills in the UK, 62nd Annual Conference British Universities Industrial Relations Association, University of Bradford, UK

Dif, M., Cutter, J., Sinter, A., and Tūtlys, V. (2012) Developing not overthrowing - improving work-based learning in Lithuania. Facilitating VET policy learning in new European states, European Conference of Educational Research, University of Cadiz, Spain

Cutter, J. (2012), Contemporary learning partnerships in the UK, CERIC Phd Conference, Leeds, UK

Stuart, M. Cutter, J., Cook, H., Winterton, J. (2011) Who stands to gain from union-led learning in the UK? International Labour Process Conference, Leeds, UK

Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H., Winterton, J. (2011) Learning as a core agenda Issue for unions in Britain, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, Barcelona, Spain

Cutter, J. and Stuart, M. (2011) Does union-led learning really have the ‘Heineken’ effect? 61st Annual Conference British Universities Industrial Relations Association, University of Greenwich, UK

Stuart M., Cutter J., Cook H., Winterton J., (2010) The state of union-led learning in Britain: International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers, USA

Cutter, J. (2005) Management perspectives on state interventions in workplace learning: International Conference on Training, Employability and Employment, Prato, Italy

Major Reports

Stuart, M., Cutter J., Cook H., Valizade, D., Garcia R. and Stevens H., (2016) Evaluation of the Union Learning Fund Rounds 15-16 and Support Role of unionlearn TUC, London

Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H., Mustchin, S. (2013) The sustainability of union learning and the ULF, TUC, London

Cutter, J. (2012) Evaluation Report: Leonardo da Vinci transfer of innovations project DEVAPPRENT-Development of apprenticeship in Lithuania referring to experience from Germany, France, UK and Netherlands: Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147320, unionlearn with ITB Bremen University, ESC Toulouse Business School, Centre for Vocational Education and Research Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Stuart, M., Cutter, J., Cook, H., Winterton, J. (2010) Evaluation of the Union Learning Fund 2010, TUC/unionlearn and BIS

Cutter, J. (2010) Civil Service West Midlands Pilot Evaluation, Government Office for the West Midlands and the Public and Commercial Services Union

Cutter, J. (2008) Evaluation of the Trade Union Aimhigher National Pilot, The Open University, London

Stuart, M., Forde, C., Cutter, J. (2008) Workplace dialogue on training and skills: best practice case studies, Leeds University Business School for the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, London

Wilson, P., Starks, L. Cutter, J. (2006) Skills for Life Improvement Programme Evaluation, Quality Improvement Agency

Cutter, J., Shaw, N. (2002) Evidence to inform the Government’s regulatory impact assessment of statutory rights for Unions Learning Reps, Department for Education and Skills, London

Invited Practitioner Conference Presentations

Union Learning Union Business: findings from the evaluation of the ULF Round 15-16: TUC National Learning Conference, congress house, London, 2016

Aiming Higher: Alternative Routes to Higher Level Learning, Open University and TUC National Partnership Conference, Congress House, London, 2007

A Basic Skills Strategy for Wales, Education and Learning Wales Conference, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, 2004

Findings from the Union Learning Fund evaluation in Northern Ireland. NIC-ICTU Union Learning Fund Conference, Belfast, 2007

Opportunities and challenges for working with trade unions, Sector Skills Councils National Conference, Nottingham, 2006

Sector Skills Councils: opportunities and challenges for the trade union movement, TUC Education Officers Network, Congress House, 2005

From recovery to work? progress2work evaluation: findings and policy implications, DWP Conference, QE2 Conference Centre, London, 2004

Book Chapters

Cutter J., (1992) Women in the Labour Market in Local Labour Markets: Problems and Policies (Local Economic and Social Strategy Series), p65-83, Campbell, M. and Duffy K., (eds), Longman, Harlow

Academic Conference Organisation

Valuing Infrastructure of Cities, Regions and Nations (2017) https://conferences.leeds.ac.uk/valuing-infrastructure/

ESEE Transformations (2015) 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds http://www.esee2015.org/

2nd BUIRA PhD Network Symposium (2014) Leeds University Business School, UK

British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) 64th Annual   Conference
(2014). PhD Workshop, University of Westminster, London, UK

1st BUIRA PhD Network Symposium (2013) Leeds University Business School, UK

CERIC Doctoral Conference (2010, 2011), Leeds University Business School, UK

Professional Development

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Leeds Curriculum (2016-2017)
PHD training: quantitative and qualitative methods, SPSS, STATA, Case Studies, QCA, Nvivo, WERD Understanding Your Discipline, Business, Economics and Management Research.
Advanced facilitation
Spanish (advanced)
Labour market intelligence research and analysis training
CIPD coaching & training skills; line and team management

Membership of academic associations

Labor and Employment Relations Associations (LERA)
British Universities Industrial Relations Associations (BUIRA)
British Sociological Association (BSA)

Selected consultancy assignments and reports

DEVAPPRENT Transfer of policy innovations and development of apprenticeship in Lithuania Leonardo da Vinci DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147320, ITB Bremen University, TUC, ESC Toulouse Business School, Centre for Vocational Education and Research Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania (2010-2012)

Civil Service Reform West Midlands Pilot, Public and Commercial Services Union and Government Office West Midlands (2010)

Education and Skills Sector Policy development support, PCS (2009)

Learning Clubs Evaluation, The Open University (2008)

Evaluation of the NI ULF, NI ICTU (2008)

AimHigher National Pilot, The Open University (2007/08)

Performance management programme review in manufacturing, AMICUS (2005)

National Basic Skills Strategy for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government (2004)

Equal Opportunities Strategies, DfES (2003-4)

Sector Skills Councils – A toolkit for unionists, TUC (2002)

NTOs: an Equal Opportunities Guide, DfES (2002)

Strategic Organisation Review, Workplace Basic Skills Network (2002)

Employment Act 2002: evidence to inform the Government’s regulatory impact assessment of statutory rights for Unions Learning Reps, DfES (2001)

Assessing the Costs of IIP, DfES (2000)

Airport Employment Initiatives, Manchester Airport plc (1999)

Feasibility Drugs and Health Project for Young People, Leeds City Council (1999)

Monitoring HIV services, Leeds City Council, Social Services (1999)

Progress2work programme, DWP (1999-2001)

Female Drug Treatment Service Users, Leeds Health Authority (1998)

Developing Provision for Black & Ethnic Minority Clients, New Deal Partnership (1998)

East Midlands Regional Economic Assessment, GOEM (1997)

The Economic Impact of the Creative Industries in Yorkshire, GOY&H (1996)

Enterprise in Higher Education initiative, DfES (1995-6)

Nursing and the Single European Market, Royal College of Nursing/Kings Fund (1994)

Women in Leeds Survey, Leeds TEC (1993-4)

Research methods training, Government Office OY&H (1992)

Pan-European competency recognition frameworks for nursing, Kings Fund (1992)

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