BA (Hons) Government and Public Policy (CNAA)

MPhil (Northumbria)

PhD (Glasgow)

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.

  • Employment Relations
  • Contemporary Issues in HRM

Co-editor of "Contemporary Issues in HRM" (2010; CIPD)

From 2004 - 2013, Director of Programmes for HRM subject area.

  • 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

Research Publications

CSR and HRM

Cotton, Elizabeth (2010) CSR and HRM. In: Critical issues in human resource management. Roper, Ian and Prouska, Rea and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha , eds. CIPD, London, UK. ISBN 9781843982425

Critical issues in employee relations (2): global unions

Croucher, Richard (2010) Critical issues in employee relations (2): global unions. In: Critical issues in human resource management. Roper, Ian and Prouska, Rea and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha , eds. Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, London, pp. 195-211. ISBN 9781843982425

Critical issues in human resource management

Roper, Ian and Prouska, Rea and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha (2010) Critical issues in human resource management. Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, London. ISBN 9781843982425

Critical issues in people resourcing (2): the dilemmas with outsourcing and offshoring

Prouska, Rea (2010) Critical issues in people resourcing (2): the dilemmas with outsourcing and offshoring. In: Critical Issues in Human Resource Management. Roper, Ian and Prouska, Rea and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha , eds. Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, London, pp. 161-177. ISBN 9781843982425

Flexibility and work-life balance.

Lewis, Suzan and Roper, Ian (2008) Flexibility and work-life balance. In: Human resource management: a case study approach. Muller-Camen, Michael and Croucher, Richard and Leigh, Susan , eds. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London, pp. 181-199. ISBN 9781843981657

Trade unions and the crisis of democracy

Roper, Ian (2004) Trade unions and the crisis of democracy. In: Trade unions and democracy: strategies and perspectives. Harcourt, Mark and Wood, Geoffrey , eds. Manchester University Press, Manchester.. ISBN 9781412805711

Towards the revitalisation of the public?

Wood, Geoffrey and Roper, Ian (2004) Towards the revitalisation of the public? In: Contesting public sector reforms: critical perspectives, international debates. Dibben, Pauline and Wood, Geoffrey and Roper, Ian , eds. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 1403904308

Public sector management and the neo-liberal hegemony: a critical and international perspective

Dibben, Pauline and Roper, Ian and Wood, Geoffrey (2004) Public sector management and the neo-liberal hegemony: a critical and international perspective. In: Contesting public sector reforms: critical perspectives, international debates. Dibben, Pauline and Wood, Geoffrey and Roper, Ian , eds. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 1403904308

Managing quality in public services: some distinct implications for the re-organisation of work

Roper, Ian (2004) Managing quality in public services: some distinct implications for the re-organisation of work. In: Contesting public sector reforms: critical perspectives, international debates. Dibben, Pauline and Wood, Geoffrey and Roper, Ian , eds. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 1403904308

The limits of numerical flexibility: continuity and change

Harcourt, Mark and Roper, Ian and Wood, Geoffrey (2006) The limits of numerical flexibility: continuity and change. In: Institutions, production, and working life. Wood, Geoffrey and James, Philip , eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199291779

View more publications in the Research Repository

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.

Editorial board member: Work, Employment and Society, 2010 -

Editorial board member Community, Work and Family, 2009 -