Professor of Employment Relations, Cardiff University

Edmund Heery is Professor of Employment Relations at Cardiff Business School and currently is Associate Dean with responsibility for human resources. Edmund has been at Cardiff Business School since 1995 and before then worked at Kingston University, Imperial College, City University, the London School of Economics and North East London Polytechnic.

Originally from Liverpool, Edmund was educated at the University of Cambridge, Essex University and the London School of Economics.

Teaching profile

MBA core module in Human Resource Management, plus several doctoral candidates

Research interests

Edmund Heery is an expert in UK Industrial Relations and is best known for his work on trade unions. He has led projects on union organizing, union responses to contingent work, the changing role of the TUC, the involvement of unions in Amnesty International, and union policy on equal pay.

More recently, Edmund has been involved in research on the role of civil society organizations in representing working people and has begun work on new forms of collective action by employers, looking in particular at Employer Forums that promote employer engagement with questions of equality and diversity at work.


  • –present
    Professor of Employment Relations, Cardiff University