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Last updated 18th April 2024


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.

External Positions

  • DBA Examiner, University of Liverpool - 2 Jul 2019 → 31 Jul 2019

  • Award External Examiner, University of Plymouth - 1 Aug 2018 → 31 Oct 2020

  • National Patron, The National Centre for Diversity - 1 Jun 2018 → …

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Workplace Bullying
  • Bullying
  • Grounded Theory
  • Mediation
  • Neurodiversity
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Graduate careers
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Workplace harmony
  • Dignity at Work
  • Dignity
  • Bullying and harrassment
  • Concerns around mental well-being and ill-health
  • CIPD


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