Doug is a lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Department of Management. His teaching interests include HRM, employment relations, leadership, organisational change and the political economy of work. He is Module Leader on 'The Organisational Context of HR', and Head of Year 2 Tutor for the Business Management undergraduate degree. Doug supervises undergraduate and masters degree dissertations.
He has previously lectured at the University of Strathclyde, where he completed his PhD, titled 'Caring Within Constraint: Employment relations in voluntary sector social care in the context of personalisation, marketization and austerity.'
Doug's research interests include HRM and employment relations in social care, particularly in the voluntary sector, personalisation and Self-Directed Support (SDS), and the impacts of austerity on work. He has worked as a research associate at the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER), and is currently a member of a social care research group, consisting of academics across the UK, and funded by the Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS) and Scottish Care.
Prior to his career in academia, he was a HR practitioner. Out-with academia, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Glasgow North-West Citizens Advice Bureau (GNWCAB).