School of Management
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Subject Areas: Business and Management, History
Ruth teaches on HRM programmes and am interested in the development of organisational work practices, and particularly those concerning the management and development of people at work. I am also interested in organisational history and the development of professions and occupations.
Ruth is research active within the area of Business and Management and is a member of the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment.
Ruth Slater is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a PhD from the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, Lancaster University. Additionally she holds two master's degrees: in Strategic Human Resource Management and in HR and Knowledge Management. She is a seasoned HR professional and has worked in several organisations within HRM prior to working in higher education.
Ruth is a module tutor on CIPD accredited programmes at diploma, post-graduate diploma and Master’s level, teaching modules on Contemporary HRD, Employee Resourcing and Leadership and Management Development. She also supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and work based projects, and doctoral candidates
Ruth is research active within the area of management and work practices, and organisational history. She is a member of the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (iROWE). She has undertaken historical research to set the formation and development of the former Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) into a broader context. A second research interest concerns qualitative research investigating the operationalization of the behaviours and competencies for the personnel/human resource management practitioner as prescribed by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on the HR Profession Map
2014 PhD, in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology, Lancaster University
2007 MA Human Resource Management and Knowledge Management, Lancaster University
2004 Certificate in Management, CETAD, Lancaster University
2004 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Bolton Institute, at Bury College,
1996 MSc, Strategic Human Resource Management, University of Salford
1979 BA Hons, University of Birmingham
2011 - July: European Group on Organisational Studies in Gothenburg, on the extent to which, as part of a “professional project”, the CIPD had succeeded in creating a labour market for a particular kind of HR practitioner.
2013 - July: Management History Research Group, Lancaster – The CIPD, the Privy Council and the Royal Charter
2014 - March: New Institutionalism Workshop, LUISS, Rome - Connecting Institutional Work and Institutional Logics – the case of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Royal Charter 1968-2000
2015 - Feb: ESRC Series – Regulation and the Individual Experience of Work – Exploring the role of the professional association in the regulation of occupations – the case of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
2015 July: Management History Research Group, York – Methodological challenges of organisational history
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses on HRM, and courses leading to CIPD accreditation
Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations
Member British Academy of Management
Member EGOS European Group on Organization Studies
Member Management History Research Group