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Anthony Bennett PhD

Senior Lecturer


About

Qualifications

  • 2004: Post Graduate Certificate in learning and teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2001: PhD in organisational analysis, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • 1996: Bachelor's Degree in organisational studies, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences

HEA fellow

  • 2006: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom

Member of professional body

Membership

  • 2011: Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), United Kingdom

PG External Examiner

Subject

  • 2013: External Examiner for MSc, HRM & HRD, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom

UG External Examiner

  • 2013: External Examiner for BSc Business & HRM, Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom

Teaching

Department of Management

Sheffield Business School

OBHRM

Publications

Bennett, A. (2017). Reflections on the role of a workplace mediator. Journal of Mediation and Applied Conflict Analysis, 4 (1), 117-130. http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/8327/

Saundry, R., Bennett, A., & Wibberley, G. (2016). Inside the mediation room - efficiency, voice and equity in workplace mediation. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29 (6), 1157-1177. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1180314

Bennett, A. (2014). Developing teaching material from a research project: the tutor's guide. UCLAN Journal of Pedagogic Research, 5. http://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/ujpr/article/view/218

Bennett, A. (2014). The role of workplace mediation: a critical assessment. Personnel Review, 43 (5), 764-779. http://doi.org/10.1108/PR-02-2012-0036

Bennett, A. (2013). Do union-management learning partnerships reduce workplace conflict? Employee Relations, 36 (1), 17-32. http://doi.org/10.1108/ER-02-2013-0018

Bennett, A. (2013). Workplace mediation and the empowerment of disputants: rhetoric or reality? Industrial Relations Journal, 44 (2), 189-209. http://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12012

Bennett, A. (2012). The Role of Mediation: A Critical Analysis of the Changing Nature of Dispute Resolution in the Workplace. Industrial Law Journal, 41 (4), 479-480. http://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dws033

Bennett, A. (2012). From argument to agreement: resolving disputes through mediation - by John Crawley. Industrial Relations Journal, 43 (6), 595-596. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2012.00687.x

Bennett, A., & Ridley-Duff, R. (2011). Towards mediation: Developing a theoretical framework for alternative dispute resolution. Industrial Relations Journal, 42 (2), 106-123.

Bennett, A. (2011). Learning to be job ready: strategies for greater social inclusion in public sector employment. Journal of Business Ethics, 104 (3), 347-359. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-0913-y

Bennett, A. (2010). Employee voice initiatives in the public sector: views from the workplace. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 23 (5), 444-455. http://doi.org/10.1108/09513551011058475

Bennett, A. (2010). Exploring the potential of the union equality representative. Employee Relations, 32 (5), 509-525. http://doi.org/10.1108/01425451011061667

Bennett, T. (2009). New ways of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace. Equal Opportunities International, 28 (5), 443-447. http://doi.org/10.1108/02610150910964286

Bennett, A., & Haunch, P. (n.d.). • Can members’ interests, needs and aspirations be met in a realigned public service trade union?: A study of a large-scale trade union merger. Canadian Industrial Relations Association Journal 2002.

Conference papers

Bennett, A., Wibberley, G., & Paterson, A. (2021). It’s not just a private matter”: developing effective policy and procedure for addressing the impact of domestic abuse in the workplace. 2021 Applied Research Conference: papers and submissions.

Book chapters

Bennett, A. (2018). Pedagogic challenges to the hegemony of neo-liberal business and management teaching. In Melling, A., & Pilkington, R. (Eds.) Paulo Freire and transformative education : changing lives and transforming communities. (pp. 43-56). Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54250-2_4

Wibberley, G., Jones, C., Bennett, A., & Hollinrake, A. (2017). Domestic violence a management challenge: How trade unions can help in overcoming challenges to gender equality in the workplace. In Flynn, P.M., Haynes, K., & Kilgour, M.A. (Eds.) Overcoming challenges to gender equality in the workplace : leadership and innovation. (pp. 124-138). London: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Overcoming-Challenges-to-Gender-Equality-in-the-Workplace-Leadership-and/Flynn-Haynes-Kilgour/p/book/9781783535460#

Bennett, A. (2016). Experiencing mediation from the disputants’ perspective. In Saundry, R., Latreille, P., & Ashman, I. (Eds.) Reframing Resolution. (pp. 171-190). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51560-5_9

Books

Bennett, T., Saundry, R., & Fisher, V. (2020). Managing Employment Relations. Cipd - Kogan Page.

Gennard, J., Judge, G., Bennett, A., & Saundry, R. (2016). Managing employment relations. 6th ed. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development / Kogan Page. https://www.koganpage.com/product/managing-employment-relations-9781843983781

Reports

Bennett, A., Jones, C., & Wibberley, G. (2019). Only when it starts crumbling down, that's when you'll know: The role of trade union officers and reps in supporting employees who are experiencing domestic violence/abuse.

Theses / Dissertations

Goodwin, J. (2020). The employee voice of older local government workers: a critical perspective. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Prowse, P., Bennett, A., & Taylor, C. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00368

Presentations

Bennett, T., Wibberley, G., & Paterson, A. (2021). “It’s not just a private matter”: developing effective policy and procedure for addressing the impact of domestic abuse in the workplace. Presented at: CIPD Applied Research Conference, Online

Bennett, A. (2019). The impact of domestic abuse in the workplace. Presented at: Gender, wellbeing and enterprise symposium, University of Central Lancashire

Bennett, A., jones, C., & wibberley, G. (2018). When a performance management issue is actually a domestic violence issue. Presented at: Fairness at Work Conference, Manchester University

Bennett, A., Wibberley, G., & Jones, C. (2018). • There is no policy that allows people to be honest about the fact' : Domestic Abuse in the Workplace. Presented at: the Role of Trade Unions and Representatives in Supporting Staff Research Conference, Mechanics Institute Manchester

Bennett, A. (2017). • A critical pedagogic analysis of union learning in the UK: Applying Freire in practice. Presented at: International Labour Process Conference, Sheffield University

Bennett, A., Wibberley, G., Hollinrake, A., & Jones, C. (2016). The role of trade unions in supporting victims of domestic violence in the workplace. Presented at: BUIRA Conference, Leeds University

Bennett, A. (2014). Reflections of an internal mediator.

Bennett, A. (2014). Pedagogic challenges to the hegemony of neo-liberal business and management teaching.

Bennett, A. (2013). Tutor guide (2013) for using the learning partnerships report in the classroom.

Bennett, A. (2013). Experiencing the mediation process from the disputant's perspective.

Bennett, A. (2013). The making of UNISON: lessons for management.

Bennett, A. (2013). Do learning partnerships reduce conflict in the workplace?

Saundry, R., Bennett, A., & Wibberley, G. (2013). Workplace mediation: the participant experience.

Bennett, A. (2012). Mediation: A critical analysis of the changing nature of dispute resolution in the workplace.

Ridley-Duff, R., & Bennett, A. (2011). Towards mediation: developing a theoretical framework to understand alternative dispute resolution. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00614.x

Bennett, A. (2010). Learning to be job ready: Strategies for greater social inclusion in public sector employment.

Ridley-Duff, R., & Bennett, A. (2010). Mediation: developing a theoretical framework for understanding alternative dispute resolution. Presented at: British Academy of Management, Sheffield, 2010

Bennett, A. (2008). The potential impact of trade union equality representatives in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Bennett, T. (2007). The Significance of employee voice mechanisms in the workplace: employee participation in the new global economy. Presented at: Work, employment and society conference 2007, Aberdeen, 2007

Bennett, A. (2002). Learning partnerships and their implications for industrial relations in the NHS.

Bennett, A. (2001). Can members’ interests, needs and aspirations be met in a realigned public service trade union?: A study of a large-scale trade union merger.

Bennett, A. (1999). Workplace activism, trade union mergers and positive action initiatives in the 1990’s: A taxonomy of the shop steward re-visited.

Bennett, A. (1998). The efficacy of trade union merger: A view from the grassroots.

Other activities

External Responsibilities

  • 2008: Qualified workplace mediator OCR accredited ACAS trained, Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), United Kingdom

Research funding or grant

  • 2012: Design a new programme for CPD training for managers around conflict management, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • 2012: Research on reasons why union learning reps leave their role, Trades Union Congress (TUC), United Kingdom
  • 2012: Research on the views and experiences of disputants who take up mediation, Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), United Kingdom
  • 2012: Research on the role of learning partnerships in the workplace, Trades Union Congress (TUC), United Kingdom
  • 2010: Research on efficacy of support of long-term unemployed into employment, Manchester City Council, United Kingdom

Postgraduate supervision

Completed supervisions

  • 2011:Two PhD students supervised to completion (2 students)

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