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Professor Edmund Heery

Professor of Employment Relations

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Edmund Heery is Professor of Employment Relations at Cardiff Business School and currently is Associate Dean with responsibility for human resources.

Edmund has been at Cardiff Business School since 1995 and before then worked at Kingston University, Imperial College, City University, the London School of Economics and North East London Polytechnic.

Originally from Liverpool, Edmund was educated at the University of Cambridge, Essex University and the London School of Economics.

Teaching commitments

  • MBA core module in Human Resource Management
  • PhD supervision

Edmund is currently contributing to the following projects

Gaining collaborative advantages: The changing role of employers' organisations in the British economy

20 June 2014 to 19 June 2017

Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Led by Dr Marco Hauptmeier with Dr Leon Gooberman and Professor Edmund Heery

Award type: Research, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellowship

Edmund has contributed to the following projects

Women in ports

1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008

Sponsored by International Transport Federation

Led by with Professor Edmund Heery, Professor P Fairbrother (Cardiff School of Social Sciences)

Award type: Research

PhD supervision research interests

  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations

Conference examines Employer Collective Action

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Cardiff Business School will host the 30th Cardiff Employment Research Unit (ERU) Conference from Thursday 15 to Friday 16 September 2016.

Worker Representation through Civil Society organisations

Friday 23 May 2014

Edmund Heery has published a new paper, which examines the ways in which civil society organizations (CSOs), such as Stonewall, Age UK, Fawcett, MacMillan, Citizens Advice, and Carers UK, advance the interests of working people.

Book review: Reassessing the Employment Relationship

Thursday 6 March 2014

A book written and edited by Cardiff Business School academics has been reviewed by Brian Harney of Dublin City University Business School.

Additional activities

Edmund Heery has been an advisor to the UK’s central trade union organisation, the Trades Union Congress and has provided numerous reports and given numerous talks and seminars to UK trade union audiences. He has also undertaken research work for Amnesty International UK and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Edmund’s academic engagement includes membership of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He also serves on several editorial boards, including those of the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Industrial Relations, Labor Studies Journal, Economic and Labour Relations Review, and Work and Occupations.