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Dr. Ruth Elizabeth Slater

Lecturer

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR144

+44 (0) 1772 89 4640

reslater@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Business and Management, HRM, Management and organisation 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.

 

Full Profile

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 Course Leader on the full time MSc in HRM and HRD, a programme accredited with the CIPD, the professional body for HR and HRD practitioners.  She is also a module tutor on other CIPD accredited programmes at diploma, post-graduate diploma and Master’s level, teaching modules on Contemporary HRD, Employee Resourcing, Learning and Talent Development and Leadership and Management Development. She also supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and work based projects, and doctoral candidates

Ruth researches 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. Ruth is interested in helping practitioner-researchers use participatory and collaborative methods of research in their own organisations

Qualifications

  • 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

Conferences

  • 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
  • 2017 December:  Professional Managers’ Association Conference, Chartered Association of Business Schools, co-delivered paper with practitioner – In Search of Organizational Values

Publications

…  Slater, Ruth Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0003-0302-5919 (2017) The entrepreneurial self [Book Review]. Management Learning, 48 (4). pp. 487-490. ISSN 1350-5076 

… Slater, Ruth Elizabeth Book review: Handbook of research on management ideas and panaceas: adaptation and contextOrtenbladAnders (ed.), Handbook of research on management ideas and panaceas: adaptation and context, Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, 2015. 508 pp., ISBN 9781783475599 (hbk). Management Learning 2018-06 | journal-article DOI: 10.1177/1350507618780416 https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507618780416 ISSN: 1350-5076

Research Activities

  • Anything concerning either participatory action research, and work practices

Projects

  • Currently working on a monograph on contemporary professionalisation processes

teaching

  • Course Leader Full time MSc in HRM/HRD
  • Module leader on other HRM programmes

Memberships

  • Member British Academy of Management
  • Member Management History Research Group
  • Member Organisational History Network
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy