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Frances McGregor

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, University of Huddersfield

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.


  • 2013–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Huddersfield


  • 2015 
    University of Huddersfield, Doctor of Business Administration
  • 2014 
    University of Huddersfield, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2007 
    University of Huddersfield, MA Human Resource Management
  • 2006 
    Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Postgraduate Diploma


  • 2019
    Autoethnography and the doctorate in business administration: Personal, practical and scholarly impacts. Davies, J., McGregor, F-L. & Horan, M., International Journal of Management Education
  • 2018
    Workplace Bullying, Disability & Chronic Ill-Health Lewis, D., Deakin, R. & McGregor, F-L., Dignity and Inclusion at Work. D'Cruz, P., Noronha, E., Caponecchia, C., Escartín, J., Salin, D. & Tuckey, M. R. (eds.)
  • 2015
    The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying: Chpater 7, Bullying - The Perspective of the Accused
  • 2015
    The next step: We help you to help your career, People Management: CIPD
  • 2015
    When Is a Bully Not a Bully? A Critical Grounded Theory Approach to Understanding the Lived Experience and Organisational Implications of Being Accused of Being a Workplace Bully, Doctoral Thesis: University of Huddersfield

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    IAWBH 2017 Summer School
    Joint chair
    Funding Source:
    International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Higher Education Academy