Professor Mark Stuart 

Montague Burton Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations


Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 6851



Chris Forde

Professor Chris Forde

Professor of Employment Studies


Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 2619


Jennifer Tomlinson

Professor Jennifer Tomlinson

Professor of Gender and Employment Relations  


Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 4482

Core members

Navneet Agnihotri
Dr Gabriella Alberti
Dr Sundeep Aulakh
Dr Camille Barbagallo
Anastassia Belynskaia
Dr Alexander Beresford
Dr Ioulia Bessa
Dr James Brooks
Professor Andrew Brown
Professor Andy Charlwood
Dr Zinovijus Ciupijus
Dr Hugh Cook
Dr Jo Cutter
Dr Ian Greenwood
Professor Irena Grugulis
Dr Kate Hardy
Professor David Hesmondhalgh
Professor Jane Holgate
Dr Jo Ingold
Dr Jana Javornik
Hyunyoung Jo
Dr Simon Joyce
Dr Chris McLachlan
Dr Sarah Mollitt
Dr Liz Oliver
Professor Andrew Robinson
Professor David Spencer
Dr James Stone
Dr Vera Trappmann
Dr Charles Umney
Dr Danat Valizade
Dr Xanthe Whittaker

Associate members

Dr Ian Greer
Professor Ian Kirkpatrick
Professor Robert Mackenzie
Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio
Dr Jo McBride
Dr Annalisa Murgia
Professor Daniel Muzio
Antonios Panagiotakopoulos
Dr Gary Slater
Professor Steve Vincent
Rob Wapshott

International associates

Professor Bradon Ellem
Dr Birgitta Eriksson
Dr George Gonos
Professor Lena Gonas
Dr Marta Kahancova
Dr Julie Sadler
Dr Nousheen Zakaria

Visiting fellows

Dr Thomas Bredgaard
Dr Rae Cooper
Sonila Danaj
Prof Gregor Gall
Jean Gardiner
Dr Burcak Ozoglu
Julia Salado-Rasmussen
Dr Richard Saundry
Dr Bai Yanli

Visiting professors
Professor Marian Baird

Profile: University of Sydney

Professor Bert Clough

Bert Clough, until his retirement, was Research and Strategy Manager of Unionlearn, the TUC's learning and skills organisation. He was responsible for commissioning research work on the role of unions in learning and skills from leading universities. He was also responsible for developing Unionlearn's overall strategy and was its main architect, drafting the submission that was accepted by the then DfES in 2006. Bert also helped to develop the concept of the "union learning representative" and played a major part in securing statutory recognition for such representatives.

Bert will contribute to CERIC research and impact activities, doctoral engagement and general external facing activities.

Professor Bob Hinings

Profile: Abathasca University 

Professor John McMullen

John McMullen is Visiting Professor, Leeds University Business School, and a member of CERIC.

John McMullen is also Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP and Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University.  He has an MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge.  He began his academic career at Cambridge where he was Fellow, Director of Studies, Tutor and Praelector at Girton College, Cambridge. On his return to private practice he continued teaching at Girton as Lecturer and Bye-Fellow. In 1994 he was appointed as Professor of Labour Law at the University of Leeds, a post which he held until 2010.

From 2004 to 2010 he was a Member of the Council of the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies and a Fellow of the Association of University of Administrators.  He has extensive academic and practical experience in all areas of labour law.  A major area of his research is in the field of transfer of undertakings. He is the author of the leading work on the subject, Business Transfers and Employee Rights, (LexisNexis looseleaf and bulletins) which has been cited judicially in Allan v Stirling District Council [1994] IRLR 208; CPL Distribution Ltd v Evans EAT/0669/01; Scottish Coal Co Ltd v McCormack, EAT 3/0034/03; Preston and Others v Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and Others (EAT/1009/02, Holis Metal Industries Ltd v GMB [2008] ICR 464, Zamann & Ors v Kozee Sleep Products Ltd t/a Dorlux Beds UK UKEAT/0312/10/CEA and Hunter v McCarrick UKEAT/0617/10/DA.

He is currently working on a study for the European Commission on transfers of undertakings and insolvency.

He also has particular experience in international employment law and practice including cross border mergers and acquisitions, transnational outsourcing, restructuring and European and national information and consultation procedures and agreements.  Professor McMullen is also an external member of the Centre for European Law and Legal Studies (CELLS) at the University of Leeds.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law, a general editor of Sweet and Maxwell's Encyclopaedia of Employment Law and an advisory editor of Sweet and Maxwell's  Discrimination in Employment and The Law of Higher Education by D. Farrington and D. Palfreyman (OUP) (2006).

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Tim Morris

Profile: Said Business School, University of Oxford 

Professor Ed Sweeney

Ed was appointed Chair of ACAS in 2007 before retiring in 2013.

Ed graduated from Warwick University in 1976 with an honours degree in Politics & Law, and took an MSc (Econ) in Industrial Relations and Labour Law from LSE in 1977. Later that year he joined the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) as Research Officer, followed by a wide range of financial posts.

He was elected Deputy General Secretary of the Banking Insurance and Finance Union (BIFU) in 1991 and General Secretary of BIFU in 1996. Following the formation of UNIFI in May 1999, Ed was elected General Secretary of UNIFI in 2000. After UNIFI was transferred into Amicus, he was appointed as Deputy General Secretary of Amicus (now known as the Amicus Section of Unite).

Ed holds posts as:

  • Member of the TUC General Council and TUC Executive Committee
  • Chair of the TUC International Development Group
  • Joint Chair of DfID/TUC Forum
  • Member of the TUC Superannuation Committee
  • Member of the TUC Learning and Skills Task Group
  • TUC Skills for Life Advocate
  • Member of the Trade Union Sustainable Development Committee
  • Member of the Council of the Institute of Employment Rights and the Council for Unions 21
  • Member of the British Delegation to the WTO Ministerial Conferences in 2001 and 2003
  • Member of Board for Joint Training Limited
  • Member of Board for RuskinCollege, Oxford
  • Independent reviewer on Occupational Pensions De-Regulation Review

Ed Joined CERIC as a Visiting Professor from 1 August 2008.

Professor Jonathan Winterton

Executive Dean at Taylors University

View Profile here.


Professor Mark Wooden

Mark Wooden is Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, and founding Director of the HILDA Survey project.

He is the author / co-author of 4 books (including The Transformation of Australian Industrial Relations, in 2000), more than 25 book chapters and over 160 journal articles. His main field of interest has been the changing nature of work, and especially working time and atypical employment arrangements, with his research appearing multiple times in all three of the world’s leading IR journals. However, the most distinctive feature of his resume is its breadth, extending across the social sciences.

Since 2000 he has been leading the development and administration of the HILDA Survey, Australia’s first large-scale national household panel survey. It is now widely recognised as one of the world’s leading examples of this type of study, on a par with the longer-running PSID in the US, the SOEP in Germany, and the BHPS / UKHLS in the UK.

While visiting CERIC, Mark will be collaborating with CERIC Associate Andy Charlwood on research investigating the links between psycho-social strain at work and working hours, on the one hand, and health behaviours (such as smoking, alcohol consumption and physical exercise) and outcomes (such as obesity), on the other.