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.
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.
Nick's key areas of research interest include:
Doctoral students are welcome who are interested in the above research areas.
Sposato, Martin and Rumens, Nick (2018) Advancing international human resource management scholarship on paternalistic leadership and gender: the role of postcolonial feminism. International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 0958-5192 (Accepted/In press)
Rumens, Nick (2018) Transpeople, work and careers: a queer theory perspective. In: Research Handbook of Diversity and Careers. Broadbridge, Adelina M. and Fielden, Sandra L. , eds. New Horizons in Management series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 473-485. ISBN 9781785365591
Kelemen, Mihaela and Rumens, Nick and Vo, Linh Chi (2018) Questioning and organization studies. Organization Studies . ISSN 0170-8406 (Published online first)
Rumens, Nick (2017) Queer Theory meets HRD Research and Practice. In: Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development. Black, Kate and Warhurst, Russell and Corlett, Sandra , eds. Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development . Routledge, London, pp. 99-112. ISBN 9781138945319
Rumens, Nick (2017) Postfeminism, queer and work. In: Postfeminism and Organization. Lewis, Patricia and Benschop, Yvonne and Simpson, Ruth , eds. Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations . Routledge, London, pp. 85-103. ISBN 9781138212213
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.