Dr Adrian Murton

Dr Adrian Murton


2018 MSc Organisational Development: A Gestalt Perspective. Metanoia Institute

2013: MA Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches. Tavistock Clinic
2008: LLM Labour Law,  London School of Economics and Political Science
1994: PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science
1985: MSc (Econ), Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
1978: BSc (Hons) Economics, University of Salford

Associations and Professional Memberships
Chartered Manager Chartered Management Institute
Chartered Corporate Member - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
Member - Industrial Law Society
Member - BUIRA (British Universities Industrial Relations Association)

2013 2015:  Associate Dean Academic Innovation and Head of School of Management and Head of School of Law, London Metropolitan University
2012 2013:  Head of Division; Management, Strategy & Leadership, London Metropolitan University
2008 2011:  Visiting Tutor, University of Essex
2001 2012:  Subject Group Leader Organisation and Employment Studies, UNL and London Metropolitan University
1998 2001: Subject Group Leader, HRM and OB University of East London
1989 1998:  Senior Lecturer OB and HRM, Course Tutor MA HRM, University of East London




  • Programme Director BA HRM
  • Programme Director BA Business Management and the Human Resource

Research interests

My current research interests are focused mainly on organisational dynamics, in particular effecting change interventions in complex organisational systems.  I am currently working on two projects; one exploring self-consciousness as a factor in effective change agency in a consultancy context and secondly, drawing on McAdams work on social movements, using educational case studies to explore the potential for local change initiatives to achieve wider systems change.

Challenging the Curriculum?  The lessons of Post Crash Economics for the effectiveness of grass roots change in the design and delivery of UG Economics courses.

Reflections on Marketisation:  Change and Inertia in UK Higher Education - (work with PhD student Ann Kennedy)







  • PhD Industrial Relations
  • MA Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches
  • LLM Labour Law
  • MSc(Econ) Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
  • BSc(Hons) Economics

Professional memberships

  • Corporate Member CIPD
  • Chartered Manager CMI
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Industrial Law Society
  • British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Student education

During my career my teaching has encompassed a wide range of areas but I am currently involved in teaching general HRM and People Analytics at PG level, Employment Relations at UG level together with dissertation supervision.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change