Ian Has worked at Middlesex University since 1998. Prior to this he worked as research assistant at Northumbria University and as ESRC research student at Glasgow University. He worked for a number of years before this in the automotive industry. He was visiting research fellow at the University of Sydney in 2010.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Contemporary Issues in HRM
Co-editor of "Contemporary Issues in HRM" (2010; CIPD)
From 2004 - 2013, Director of Programmes for HRM subject area.
Research Outputs & Interests
HRM as profession
The impact of reform on public service employment
The state regultation of work-life balance policy
The social reporting of employment-related corporate behaviour
Ian Roper, Paul Higgins "The Professionalisationof Human Resource Management in Hong Kong and the UK" ESRC/Hong Kong RGC Bilateral grant (ES/J017299/1) £110,385. (Sept 2012 - Aug 2014)
*A study into the content and practice of HR as a professional project, particularly looking at the comparative development - and the East-West flows of influences - between the UK and Hong Kong.
Sepideh Parsa (PI) with Ian Roper, Michael Muller-Camen and Eva Szigetvari "Labour and Human Rights Reporting Practices: a Comparative Study of British and german Companies" British Academy £9,985.64 (2013-2014)
Sepideh Parsa (PI) with Ian Roper and Michael Muller-Camen "Social Audit of Employment Relations Practices of the World's Largest Companies" British Academy (SG110640) £5,000 (2011-2012)
*Both of theseare studies into the use of the GRI reporting standard for disclosing employment-related activity of multinational firms.
Engagement & Impact
Editorial board member: Work, Employment and Society, 2010 -
Editorial board member Community, Work and Family, 2009 -