James is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Business School. Prior to joining the University, James has held senior HR Manager, Business Partner and Director roles in both local government and industry. James was the sole HR Manager for a large local authority and managed a complex organisational change and restructure programmes within children’s services. James is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. James’ first career was in law where he worked in both employment and commercial law for some ten years before moving into HR Management. James has a first class law degree from Liverpool, an MSc in Management and is currently studying for a PhD at Leeds University Business School.