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Madeleine Stevens

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, Liverpool John Moores University

A senior lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour with over twenty years of experience as an HR practitioner.

Author of Strategic Redundancy Implementation: Re-Focus, Re-Organise and Re-Build (2022) which received a 5-star rating from Reader's Choice, my research passion is driven by mitigating the negative impact of redundancies on individuals and organisations.

Other research areas include gamification, virtual reality, research methods, the use of social media in education, netnography and action research.

Multiple-award winner in teaching and learning; including:

2022 Semi-Finalist, 10th International Educational games Competition
2022 Finalist Innovative Teaching in Research Methods – European Conference of Research Methods
2022 Professor Ian Beardwell prize for applied research - CIPD
2021 LJMU Rising Star Faculty award
2021 Innovative Teaching Award – Academy of Management
2021 External Examiner – HEA
2020 PG Cert - LJMU
2020 Finalist Excellence Learning and Development – Association of Business Psychologists
2014 Excellence in health, wellbeing and inclusiveness, Association of Business Psychologists (ABP) Workforce Experience Awards
2014 Outstanding PhD student achievement, ABP
2014 – Runner up for “Excellence for change management” - ABP
2014 – Runner up for “Excellence in employee engagement” – ABP
2013 Siemens Podium Award (National)
2013 Siemens Champion Award (Divisional)
2013 Best Senior HR Professional Award Leading Strategic and Operational Change, Bond Williams / CIPD.


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University


  • 2020 
    Liverpool John Moores Universtiy, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • 2019 
    Southampton Solent University, PhD
  • 2009 
    University of the West of England, Specialist Paralegal Employment Law
  • 2008 
    Southampton Solent University, Masters degree Personnel and Development
  • 1997 
    HSC, Diploma in General Psychology
  • 1997 
    HSC, Diploma Industrial Psychology
  • 1995 
    Intec International College, Diploma in General and Applied Psychology


  • 2022
    Strategic Redundancy Implementation, Routledge
  • 2021
    Smiling assassin: Reconceptualising redundancy envoys as quasi-dirty workers, International Journal of Human Resource Management

Professional Memberships

  • CMBE – Chartered member of Business Educators
  • FHEA Fellow in Advance Higher Education
  • FCIPD Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  • CPsychol Chartered Member British Psychological Society
  • FSSP Fellow member of the Society of Specialist Paralegals
  • ABP – Member of the Association of British Psychologists