Reader in International Employment Relations, University of Central Lancs
Richard was educated at the University of Leeds were he studied Economics with Industrial Relations and went on to complete an MA by research in Economics. He then worked for the National Union of Mineworkers for six years before returning to Leeds where he worked as a Research Fellow on two ESRC funded research projects which examined employment and regulation in the Port Transport and Television industries.
Richards research interests include: Social Capital, Networks and Interest Representation; Disciplinary Procedures and Employee Representation in UK Workplaces; and, Occupational Identity and Trade Union Mergers. He has recently completed two externally funded projects. First, a project for the Department for Trade and Industry (2005/6) entitled, Employee Representation in Grievance and Disciplinary Matters – Making a Difference. Second, an ESRC funded project (2004-5) entitled, ‘Informal Networks and the Representation of Workers’ Interests’. He is an Editorial Board member of Work, Employment and Society.
- Recent publications
Saundry, R., Stuart, M. and Antcliff, V. (2007) “Broadcasting Discontent: Freelancers, trade unions and the internet”, New Technology, Work and Employment, 22:2.
Antcliff, V., Saundry, R. and Stuart, M. (2007) “Reconnecting Organisation and Employment – Networks and Social Capital in UK Television”, Human Relations, 60:2, 371-393
Saundry, R., Stuart, M. and Antcliff, V. (2006) “It’s More Than Who You Know’ - Networks and Trade Unions in the Audio-Visual Industries”, Human Resource Management Journal, vol.16, no. 4, pp. 376-392.
Saundry, R (2001) “Employee Relations in British Television – Regulation, Fragmentation and Flexibility”, Industrial Relations Journal, March 2001, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 22-36.
Antcliff, V., Saundry, R. and Stuart, M. (2005) "Individualisation, Collectivism and the Management of Risk in a Freelance Labour Market: The Case of the UK Television Industry", British Sociological Association Conference, York, March 2005.
Saundry, R., Stuart, M. and Antcliff, V. (2005) "The New Collectivismω Worker Networks In The UK Audio-Visual Industries", British Academcy of Management Conference, Saaid Business School, Oxford, 2005.
Saundry, R., Stuart, M. and Antcliff, V. (2005) "Networks, Trade Unions and Television", British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference, University of Northumbria, July 2005.
Antcliff, V., Saundry, R. and Stuart, M. (2005) “Networks, Collectivism and the Representation of Workers Interests: the Case of the UK Television Industry”, European Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Torun, September.
Saundry, R. and Antcliff, V. (2006) “Employee Representation in Grievance and Disciplinary Matters – Making a Differenceω” DTI Employment Relations Research Series, No. 69, London: DTI.