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Stephen joined The Business School in 2010 to take up a new post as Professor of Human Resource Management. Initially graduating in chemistry, he worked on a range of scientific and technical projects in water treatment and manufacturing before completing postgraduate qualifications in management. After moving into the university sector he was awarded a Ph.D (Leicester) for research on the organizational commitment of professional employees. Before moving to Huddersfield he was Director of the full time MBA programme at the University of Hull. As Director of Research in The Business School, Stephen led our successful REF2014 submission before taking on a lead role for School accreditation. He is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Employee performance in the workplace 
  • Nature of organisational commitment 
  • Employee behaviour in teams 
  • Team performance 
  • Talent management strategies 
  • Islamic values on management practice 

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Employee Performance
  • Organisational Commitment
  • Team Employee Behaviour
  • Team Performance
  • Talent Management
  • Islamic Values on Management


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