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Frances joined the Business School in 2013 moving from senior operational and strategic HR roles within the police forces of Yorkshire and the Humber. As Regional HR Business Partner, Frances set HR strategy and delivery to help forces meet the challenges of the Comprehensive Spending Review; managing different stakeholder and staff representative group demands to ensure effective and efficient service in collaborative partnership working. Frances has a wealth of HR management and trade union experience; she previously worked in the banking sector with HR and their recognised staff representative bodies.

In her role as Chair of West Yorkshire Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Branch, Frances plays a key role in the professionalism and development of members locally and nationally through her role on the CIPD Council.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Workplace harmony 
  • Dignity
  • Bullying and harrassment 
  • Concerns around mental well-being and ill-health 
  • CIPD

External positions

Award External Examiner, University of Plymouth

1 Aug 201831 Oct 2020

National Patron, The National Centre for Diversity

1 Jun 2018 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Workplace Bullying
  • Bullying
  • Grounded Theory
  • Mediation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Graduate careers
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Workplace harmony
  • Dignity at Work

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Research Output 2015 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
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Workplace Bullying, Disability & Chronic Ill-Health

Lewis, D., Deakin, R. & McGregor, F-L., 24 Aug 2018, Dignity and Inclusion at Work. D'Cruz, P., Noronha, E., Caponecchia, C., Escartín, J., Salin, D. & Tuckey, M. R. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer Science+Business Media Singapore Private Limited, 29 p. (Handbooks of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment ; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

health report

Bullying: The Perspective of the Accused

McGregor, F-L., 2015, The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying. Quigg, A-M. (ed.). Routledge, p. 177-195 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Activities 2005 2017

  • 3 PhD Examination
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute
  • 1 Invited talk

Rethinking Workplace Bullying

Frances-Louise McGregor (Speaker)
11 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Cambridge Access Validating Agency (External organisation)

Frances-Louise McGregor (Member)
1 Nov 201630 Nov 2016

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

External Examiner

Frances-Louise McGregor (Examiner)
1 Sep 2016

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

External Examiner

Frances-Louise McGregor (Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

External Examiner

Frances-Louise McGregor (Examiner)
1 Sep 2015

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Press / Media

Everything You Need to Know about Workplace Bullying

Frances-Louise McGregor


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment