Dr Nicholas Jackson

Dr Nicholas Jackson


Nick's interest in organizations and people management has developed over several years having been involved in the family business which he then went on to manage. Following this, Nick had a 10 year spell working for Aviva plc where he became a senior accountant. Part of his role involved managing the relationship between Life Finance and the investment fund managers in London, where he further developed his interests in human attitudes and behaviour at work.

Following Honours at Bachelors and Masters level, Nick achieved a PGCE in post-compulsory education and training, and completed a PhD at the University of Leeds in organizational behaviour. His PhD thesis focused on perceived fairness in the merger and acquisition process, its antecedents and outcomes. This being a relatively unexplored area of organizational psychology, the findings were of considerable interest.

Currently, Nick’s main research interests are in the field of employment relationships and how these are affected by attitudes at work such as perceived fairness, trust and organizational commitment. His current interests also include contemporary course and programme design for post-compulsory education. His forthcoming book entitled ‘The Architecture of Student-Oriented Course Design: Building a course for contemporary higher education students’  is due to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2024. He is also sole author of the academic text: Organizational Justice in Mergers and Acquisitions: Antecedents & Outcomes. 



  • Director of Quality & Programmes

Research interests

Nick's current research interests are varied and include pedagogic development in post-compulsory education; trust, attitudes and emotion in the workplace; the employment relationship 


  • PhD organizational behaviour (University of Leeds
  • MA Business (Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • BA Business Management (Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • PGCE (post compulsory education & training)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Student education

Nick has taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the discipline of organizational behaviour. He is currently in the process of developing a Flagship module for Level 1 Business students, Organizational Behaviour.