Professor Nick Rumens joined Middlesex University in 2013. He has previously worked at University of Portsmouth as Professor in Human Resource Management, Reader in Management & Organization at University of Bristol and, before that, senior academic roles at University of Surrey and Southampton Solent University. Internationally recognized as a significant figure in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) sexualities & genders in the workplace, he has published widely on topics such as queer theory and LGBT sexualities, gay and bi men's workplace friendships, sexuality and professionalism, the working lives of older LGBT employees and gay men employed in the police and performing arts. Professionally qualified in the field of Human Resources (MCIPD), before entering academia, he enjoyed a career as a senior HR practitioner in the public sector.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Nick's teaching specialisms include equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, research methodology and qualitative methods, critical management studies and organisation theory. He is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Research Outputs & Interests
Nick's key areas of research interest include:
lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans sexualities and genders in the workplace
role, place and meanings of workplace friendships and intimacies
queer theory and organization studies
equality, diversity and inclusion workplace issues
Doctoral students are welcome who are interested in the above research areas.
Rumens, Nick (2017) Critical management studies, queer theory and the prospect of a queer friendship. In: Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies. Pullen, Alison and Harding, Nancy and Phillips, Mary , eds. Emerald, London, pp. 227-247. ISBN 9781786354983
Ng, Eddy and Rumens, Nick (2017) Diversity and inclusion for LGBT workers: current issues and new horizons for research. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 34 (2). pp. 109-120. ISSN 0825-0383
2015-2018 ESRC Seminar Series. Co Investigator. (£26000, Grant No ES/N008685/1). Project: Exploring Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organizations
Engagement & Impact
Nick is an Associate Editor of the CABS listed journal Gender, Work & Organization. He is also an Editorial Board Member of Management Learning and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.