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.

Nicks 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. He is sole author of the academic text: Organizational Justice in Mergers and Acquisitions: Antecedents & Outcomes and is currently working with colleagues from the University of East Anglia and University College London to develop content for a new online digital platform for students of organizational behaviour.



  • Director of Student Employability & Opportunity
  • Director of Undergraduate Business Management Programmes
  • Head of Final Year: BA Business Management

Research interests

Nick's current research interests include, attitudes and emotion in the workplace; the student opportunity-employability 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

Nicholas has taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the discipline of organizational behaviour. He is currently module leader for the undergraduate Business Management dissertation and co-teaches on the pre-requisite research methods module, Management Research & Analysis.