The focus of Frances' research is on exploring how workplace bullying is understood and experienced by all involved parties as well as the impact this has on those affected and the organisation they are a part of. The structure of HR functions and concerns around real or perceived unfairness and incivility in the workplace, coupled with the resulting effect have led to her consideration of how the voices of perpetrators, bystanders and witnesses must be welcomed into current research and resolution of workplace bullying.
A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Frances has worked in operational and strategic HR roles in both public and private sectors, before joining the academic staff of the University of Huddersfield in 2013. Frances completed her professional doctorate in 2015 and continues to research work and working lives with a focus on workplace bullying.
At the University of Huddersfield, Frances is Course Leader for the integrated Master Human Resource Management and MSc Strategic HR Management programmes, both programmes accredited by CIPD.