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Gemma is research active within the area of business and management and is a member of the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment.
Gemma is an experienced researcher, focussing on employee wellbeing and contemporary experiences of work. Successful funded projects have included workplace conflict (ACAS), employee engagement (emergency services), and trade union participation (a national union). She has a particular interest in gender issues in the workplace, having also completed projects on domestic violence in the workplace, occupational segregation, and the social care workforce.
As the coordinator of iROWE ( Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment), Gemma believes strongly in building networks across academia, policy and practice. iROWE runs regular events for this network, such as its evening seminars and through activities such as the highly regarded ESRC seminar series ‘Reframing Resolution’. iROWE is also recognised for its ability to influence employment policy and practice with a 4* impact case study in REF2014. Please get in touch with Gemma for further details about iROWE.
Gemma is also an accredited workplace mediator at UCLan, having received her Acas Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation. She was also the 2018 Winner of the ‘Most Inspiring Female Member of Staff’ Award, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.
Gemma is an associated researcher with the 'Connect Centre for International Research on Violence and Harm'. She is also a member of the 'Lancashire Research Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change'.
Wibberley, G. , Bennett, T., Jones, C. and Hollinrake, A (2018) The role of trade unions in supporting victims of domestic violence in the workplace. Industrial Relations Journal, 49 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 0019-8692. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12204
Wibberley, G. , Jones, C., Bennett, T. and Hollinrake, A. (2016) ‘Domestic Violence–a management challenge: how trade unions can help’, in Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace : Leadership and Innovation, (eds.) Flynn, P., Haynes, K., and Kilgour, M., Greenleaf Publishing: Sheffield, pp.124-138
Wibberley, G. and Saundry, R. (2016) ‘From representation gap to resolution gap – exploring the role of employee voice in conflict management’ in Reframing Resolution - Innovation and Change in the Management of Workplace Conflict, (eds.) Saundry, R., Latreille, P. and Ashman, I., Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 127-148
Saundry, R., Bennett. T and Wibberley, G. (2018) ‘Inside the Mediation Room - Efficiency, Voice and Equity in Workplace Mediation’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29:6, 1157-1177, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1180314
In iROWE, Gemma works on an array of research projects exploring individual workplace conflict, trade union activities and other contemporary employment issues. In general Gemma is interested in employees’ experiences at work, and undertook a PhD on the role of domiciliary care workers at Lancaster University. Previous research has focused on occupational segregation, and dignity at work.
‘Workplace dispute resolution and the management of individual conflict – a thematic review’– Acas -Richard Saundry (PI) and Gemma Wibberley
‘Mediation, conflict management and informal resolution – a case study’ – Acas – Richard Saundry (PI) and Gemma Wibberley