Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Bradford University School of Management
I gained my graduate degree in Economics and Social Policy at Leeds University Business School. After some time in the private sector, employed within economic research and executive head hunting, I undertook an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) sponsored MA in Human Resource Management, with a focus on Industrial Relations and Research Methods, followed by Doctoral research looking at specific aspects of employment legislation and union recognition. I was then employed as a Research Fellow for three years working on various projects in the sphere of workplace learning, restructuring and union strategy.
I joined Bradford University School of Management in October 2004 as principal researcher on a number of core research projects with Prof. Miguel Martìnez Lucio. I havepublished widely in the areas of: migration and employment; Black and Minority Ethnic communities - rights and representation at work; union renewal; absence management and related health and safety topics.
My primary research interests lie within employment, representation and social inclusion. Listed below are more specific areas of interest:
- Employment rights and employee relations
- Employment rights within migrant and BME communities
- Communication through networks and community space
- Lifelong learning and the apprenticeship system
- The social and economic impacts of redundancy
- Health and Safety and absence management
- Union renewal, revitalization and community unionism
- Employment relations within the airport sector
- Key publications
Perrett, R. (2007). The statutory trade union recognition procedure in the UK: Assessing the Impact and Implications, VDM Publications, (ISBN: 978-3-8364-1527-9).
Perrett, R. (2007), Worker voice in the context of the re-regulation of employment: Employer tactics and statutory union recognition in the UK, Work Employment and Society, 21.4, (December).
Gardiner, J. Stuart, M. Forde, C. Greenwood, I. MacKenzie, R. Perrett, R. (2007). Work-life balance and older workers: employees' perspectives on retirement transitions following redundancy, International Journal of Human Resource Management. 18:3 (March) pp. 476-489.
MacKenzie, R, Stuart, M. Forde, C. Gardiner, J. Greenwood, I. Perrett, R. (2006). 'All that is Solid? Class, Identity and the Maintenance of a Collective Orientation amongst Redundant Steel Workers', Sociology. 40:5 (October) pp. 833-852.
Stuart, M and Perrett, R. (2006). Learning in a restructured industrial environment: Experiences of older workers in the UK steel sector, in Tikkanen (eds.), Older Workers and Lifelong Learning, European Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP), Brussels.
Martìnez Lucio, M. and Perrett, R. (forthcoming 2008). Chapter title to be confirmed in (Eds), McBride, J. and Greenwood, I. Complexities of Community Unionism: A Comparative Analysis of Concepts and Contexts (Final title to be confirmed).
Telephone: +44 (0)1274 234367