Employment relations and work institutions, collective bargaining, workplace mediation and workplace conflict, leadership, training, coaching, mentoring and contractual relationships.

Current projects
Decision-making under Uncertainty: How university students navigate the academic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic challenges
About: (1-3 sentences) A series of focus groups held with students across all the academic levels, undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) in the Faculty of Business on their experiences of making decisions about their university life in light of the uncertainty and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, a focus group with academic and professional services staff  on their experiences responding to the uncertainties of students.
Investigators: Dr Sterling Rauseo, Diluk Rathnayake, & Raluca Marinciu
Project length: (e.g. 2020-2022) – Pilot study February  - August 2021
Past projects

Navigating life in the UK without losing yourself in the process: Developing psychological and social capital for Chinese direct entry students
About: A series of workshops were developed for Chinese direct entry students for the enhancement of positive psychological capital and social capital, which serve as coping resources for international students to deal with challenges in living and studying in the UK.  
Investigators: Dr Crystal Tsay in the Faculty of Business and Jing and Yang Yang from the Faculty of Education
Project length: September 2018- July 2019
Funders: UK Council for International Student Affairs

The Common Factors Model of Coaching Effectiveness: Lessons from Psychotherapy Outcome Research
About: The aim of this study is to contribute to the development of a comprehensive coaching outcome effectiveness model by testing the hypothesised contribution of a range of common factors in relation to coaching outcomes such as goal attainment, perceived stress, psychological wellbeing and resilience.
Investigators: Dr J Molyn, Prof Erik de Haan, Dr Chris Stride, Prof David Gray
Project length: 2017-2018
Funders: Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

The roles, resources and competencies of worker lay judges: a cross-national study
About: project explores the roles, resources and competencies of lay judges in labour courts in Great Britain, France and Germany. More info on project's website.
Investigators: P. Burgess, S. Corby, A Holand, H Michel, L Willemez, C. Buchwald and E Krausbeck
Project length: September 2015- September 2017
Funders: Hans Boeckler Stiftung
Outcomes: Report.

Bargaining for productivity
About: an international comparative study of how productivity is manifested on the collective bargaining agenda investigates the importance of constructive dialogue between employers and unions.
Investigators: Dr Laura William, Dr Uilke Veersma, Dr Bethania Antunes and Dr Graham Symon, worked in partnership with institutions in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
Project length: 2 years
Funders: European Commission
Outcomes: Final Report

Centenary History of Fire Brigades Union
About: looking at history of Fire Brigades Union
Investigators: Prof Sian Moore and external experts: Tessa Wright and Philip Taylor
Project length: October 2016 - May 2018
Funders: Fire Brigades Union
Outcomes: Book: Fighting Fire - One Hundred Years of the Fire Brigades Union

Purposeful Leadership
Investigators: Dr Amanda Shantz.
Funders: Chartered Institute or Personnel and Development

A review of the British apprenticeship system
Investigators: Dr Patrick McGurk
Funders: Institute for Construction Economics Research

SME Success: New approaches to business innovation
Investigators: Prof David Gray
Funders: Kingston Smith