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Research Groups and Clusters

Our researchers publish widely in leading academic journals, and work extensively with professional bodies and a wide range of organisations.

We are grouped around four main themes – Human Resource Management in Practice; Justice, Voice and Equality; Leadership and Learning; and Quality of Working Life – which underpin the work of the Centre.

There is also strong collaboration across groups as researchers follow their interests or the demands of particular projects. Our PhD students also find a home within these groups.

Details of some of our main projects and activities can be found on our research projects and events pages. We also host the Business School’s Work Psychology Knowledge Cluster, which is led by CPP’s Dr Anna Sutton.

Human Resource Management in Practice

Researchers in this group is interested in how management and HR practices impact on the well-being and productivity of workers, organisations and wider society. Current and recent projects have examined: the provision of HR support for small business, skills development in social care, employment practices in the hospitality sector and the management of expatriates.


Justice, Voice and Equality

This group researches issues around fair treatment at work and its effect on the health of the employment relationship. Interests of the members of the group include the psychological contract, employee engagement, employee voice, ownership, and employment inequalities relating to gender, age and ethnicity.


Leadership, Learning and Development

Researchers in this group are interested in how organisations develop their capability through releasing human potential. Research interests include organisational learning, organisational behaviour, leadership development, leadership in different cultural/sectoral contexts, and the theory and practice of coaching and mentoring.


Quality of Working Life

This group researches people’s experience of work and working life. Its members are interested in well-being at work, and issues that are likely to impact on that, such as stress and (in)authenticity. They also research issues around career and the changing nature or work and working lives.


Professor Ben Lupton
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