Dr Laura William

Dr Laura William PhD, MSc, BSc, PGHE

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

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Dr Laura William

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Laura currently teaches on the MA International Human Resource Management and BA Hons Human Resource Management degrees at the University of Greenwich. Her specialties include equality and diversity and employment relations. Current research interests span the experience of work for disabled graduates and the representation of disabled workers in the UK. Laura is passionate about creating change for minority groups of workers and dedicated to giving workers voice through her emancipatory research.

Responsibilities within the university

    • Course leader for Equality and Diversity Management (Level 7)
    • Course leader for Employee Relations and Reward
    • MPhil/PhD supervision
    • UCU Casework Co-ordinator
    • Founder and leader of the pan University Diversity Interest Group
    • Contributes to equality and diversity strategy at faculty level.


  • 2017 – Highly Commended Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2016 – 2019: 60,000 Euros from the European Commission for a pan European project on "Bargaining for productivity: an international comparative study of how productivity is manifested on the collective bargaining agenda". With Dr Graham Symon (PI), Dr Ulke Veersma, Dr Bethania Mendes De Brito Antunes and Dr Laura William. 
  • 2015 – 2016: £6,000 Small Research Grant from the University of Greenwich to investigate the role of Civil Society Organisations in supporting disabled workers
  • 2014: Nominated for Teacher of the Year Award at Kingston University.
  • 2009: Finalist: Britain's Got Brains Competition, Institute for Public Policy Research, competition for the best doctoral research.
  • 2006-2013 – ESRC Sponsored PHD


  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Reviewer for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal and International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Relations.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Kingston University
  • Guest speaker at Northampton University and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Member of British University Industrial Relations Association
  • Member of British Academy of Management

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Employment relations
  • Equality bargaining in the UK and EU context
  • Processes for securing workplace equality for disabled workers
  • Implementation of reasonable adjustments for disabled people