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Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law, Liverpool John Moores University

Gemma is an experienced HR professional, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Fellow of the HEA and Certified Business and Management Educator. She is a lecturer in the Business School at Liverpool John Moores University as well as running her own business The Work Consultancy, where she focuses on HR policy development, flexible and hybrid working and wellbeing. Prior to joining LJMU, Gemma was a HR Director and worked in a variety of senior HR roles for over twenty years. Gemma was nominated in the Top 50 'Most Influential Thinkers in HR' list 2021.

Gemma is a qualified mediator and coach, and a regular speaker and writer on a variety of HR topics including employee engagement, flexible and hybrid working, and wellbeing. Gemma is the author of ‘Flexible Working’ published by Kogan Page as well as a range of e-books about HR and wellbeing. Her next book, ‘How to Work Remotely’ will be published in 2022.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University


  • 2010 
    Keele University, Masters - Employment Law and Industrial Relations


  • 2022
    How to Work Remotely, Kogan Page
  • 2019
    Flexible Working, Kogan Page

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development