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Douglas Martin

Dr. Douglas Martin

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

School of Management

Greenbank Building, GR248

+44 (0) 1772 89 4709

wdmmartin@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Business and Management

Douglas has worked at the University of Central Lancashire since 2011 teaching in the area of human resource management. His research interests include industrial relations, trade unions and lean systems of work.

Full Profile

Douglas has a PhD from Strathclyde University (2015): his research examined the impact of lean production in the UK Civil Service and the trade union response. Douglas has an MA in Medieval History and Scottish History from Glasgow University (1982) and an MSc in Human Resource Management from Stirling University (2007). He also spent around 20 years working in the public sector where he was active within the trade union at both national and local levels primarily in the area of health and safety. Douglas also has a TUC Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health from Stow College in Glasgow (2005). He is currently a member of the University’s Ethics Committee. His teaching include both undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and he also holds PhD supervision responsibilities.

Research Groups

Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (iROWE)


Conferences

2011 - “Is lean production the solution or the problem? Work organizational change in the UK Civil Service”
paper presented at 29th International Labour Process Conference, University of Leeds April 5 to 7

2011 - “Organizational Work Change in the United Kingdom Civil Service” paper presented to International Studies in Working Life Doctoral Network, Université d’Évry Val d’Essonne, Centre Pierre Naville, September 13 to 16;

2012 - “The challenge of Lean and the trade union response” paper presented to the British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Bradford, June 28 to 30

2013 - “ “It’s been a prolonged period of misery, but I think it’s really intensified now”: the impact of lean production management systems on the UK Civil Service” paper presented to the British Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Strathclyde, June 27 to 29

2014 - ““The “Big Box” scenario: standardisation and standard operating models in the UK Civil Service”, paper presented to the British Industrial Relations Association Conference, University of Westminster, June 25 to 27

Research activities

Lean, Civil Service, industrial relations, trade unions

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Teaching Activities

CIPD Diploma: HR2007 (Contemporary Employee Relations); Undergraduate degree modules: HR2050 (Managing Personnel and Human Resources); HR3029 (International Human Resource Management); HR3030 (Human Resource Management in Multinational Organisations), HR3024 (Evaluating Human Resource Management) Foundation degree module: BUC007 (Managing People)