Vaughan Ellis

vaughan ellis

Dr Vaughan Ellis

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Vaughan Ellis is a Lecturer in Work and Industrial Relations and has been employed at Edinburgh Napier University since 2007. Vaughan specialises in the contemporary organisation and experience of work and how changes in an organisations' external environment impact upon the labour process.

Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier he was employed at Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling. Before becoming an academic Vaughan worked at British Gas for six years in a number of locations in a variety of managerial and project roles, gaining considerable experience in managing teams, recruitment and selection, handling grievance and disciplinary matters and managing the change process.

Vaughan's PhD examined changes in the labour process of clerical workers at British Gas (1970-2004) and in particular was concerned with the impact of privatisation and the introduction of call centres upon the organisation and experience of work. Present research interests include the changing patterns of work organisation within the UK Higher Education sector and trade union responses to the changing nature of work. Vaughan has published in a number of top rated international journals including Work, Employment and Society and New Technology, Work and Employment, of which he is a member of the Editorial Board. Vaughan is a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA), the Association of Business Historians (ABH) and the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA).

Themes

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Co-Organiser of Centre for Beer Research and Enterprise (CBREW) Inaugural Conference (July 2019)
  • Panel Chair - International Labour Process Conference, Berlin, (2017)
  • Panel Chair - International Labour Process Conference, New York (2013)
  • Panel Chair - International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh (2009)
  • Co-Organiser of 2009 International Labour Process Conference, Edinburgh
  • Organised PhD student pre-conference workshops International Labour Process Conference (2009)

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member New Technology, Work and Employment (2009-present)

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner University of Bedfordshire (2014-2016)
  • External Examiner University of East London (2009-2013)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Nominated for Best Academic Support Award by ENSA 2019

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Chair of Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) Research Grant Assessment Panel (2012)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Getting the Vote Out - Advising Educational Institute of Scotland University Lecturers' Association (EIS-ULA) August 2019
  • EIS Representative Training - Getting the Vote Out (October 2019)
  • The Brewers' Association of Scotland AGM - (17/08/2018)
  • Should we bulldoze Edinburgh Napier Business School? (30/05/2018)
  • The Purpose of Businesses and the Role of Business Schools (June 2016)
  • Festival of Politics - Workers' Rights Debate Panelist, Scottish Parliament (August 2015)
  • Working together? An investigation of managers' perceptions of trade unions in the UK, CIPD KIP Event, Edinburgh Napier University (28/04/2014)
  • The changing academic labour process - Centre for Research on Work and Wellbeing (CRoWW) - Heriot Watt University, 20/11/2013

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Educational Institute of Scotland - University Lecturers' Association President (2015-2017)
  • Educational Institute of Scotland University Lecturers' Association President (2010-2012)
  • Educational Institute of Scotland Council Member (2010-2014)
  • Member of Scottish Trade Union Congress HE/FE Roundtable (2009-2012)
  • Educational Institute of Scotland University Lecturers' Association Vice President (2008-2010)
  • Member of Educational Institute of Scotland University Lecturers' Association Executive Committee (2004-2018)
  • British Sociological Association (2003 - )
  • British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) (2003 - )

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • The Great Scottish Craft Beer Treasure Hunt (July 2019)
  • Member of STUC Research Network (2018-)
  • Chair of Edinburgh Napier University Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee (JNCC) (2016/2017)
  • Member of New JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (2014-2017)
  • Member of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Workload Framework Steering Group (2013-2018)
  • Academic Staff Member Edinburgh Napier University Court (2012-2018)
  • Member of New JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (2010-2012)
  • Member of New JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff Sustainability Working Group (2009-2010)
  • Member of Edinburgh Napier University Joint Consultative Committee/Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee (2007-2017)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Anna Klamet (Edinburgh Napier) - The future is unwritten. E-publishing in the small nations of Europe: A comparative approach to policy frameworks and small business strategies (Jan 2020)
  • Anthony Rosada (Edinburgh Napier) - Exploring the mechanisms to manage the internal context of change within a law enforcement organisation in the Caribbean
  • Jimmy Main (Strathclyde Uni)- Scared to go sick: Trade union and member responses to sickness absence policy management within local government (Jan 2018)

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Sociology
  • Peer reviewer - NTWE, HRMJ and Personnel Review
  • Textbook proposal and new editions reviewer for OUP, Palgrave, Cengage, Sage (2006-2016)

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Lecturer Heriot Watt University (2015)
  • Visiting Lecturer - University of Stirling (2004-2007)

 

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Craft Beer in Research and Practice

Book
Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick, H., & Weir, D. (in press)
Craft Beer in Research and Practice. Bingley: Emerald
Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick, H., & Weir, D. (in press). Craft Beer in Research and Practice. Bingley: Emerald.

The normalisation of overwork: A scoping study of Leavism

Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., Ellis, V., & Canduela, J. (2020, April)
The normalisation of overwork: A scoping study of Leavism. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Newcastle
The proposed paper focuses on Leaveism, understood as employees using allocated time off to work (CIPD, 2018). Leaveism involves using allocated time off when actually unwell,...

Leaveism: A scoping study and recommendations for HRM practice

Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., & Ellis, V. (2020, January)
Leaveism: A scoping study and recommendations for HRM practice. Paper presented at CIPD Applied Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Richards, J., Pustelnikovaite, T., & Ellis, V. (2020, January). Leaveism: A scoping study and recommendations for HRM practice. Paper presented at CIPD Applied Research Confer...

'Bitter and Twisted or Happy Chappy?' Examining the labour process within the Scottish Craft Beer Industry

Presentation / Conference
Ellis, V. (2019, December)
'Bitter and Twisted or Happy Chappy?' Examining the labour process within the Scottish Craft Beer Industry. Presented at Research Seminar Series, Abertay University

Assessing job quality within the Scottish microbrewing sector

Presentation / Conference
Ellis, V., & Richards, J. (2019, July)
Assessing job quality within the Scottish microbrewing sector. Paper presented at Centre for Beer Research and Enterprise (CBREW) Workshop
Abstract not available.

Examining the meanings and motivations for working within the Scottish microbrewing industry

Presentation / Conference
Ellis, V., & Richards, J. (2019, April)
Examining the meanings and motivations for working within the Scottish microbrewing industry. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference
Brewing has experienced a considerable revival in recent years with the number of brewers in the UK being at its highest level since the 1930s (Cask Report, 2018). After decad...

Unkettling the unions? An action research study of surmounting the Trade Union Act 2016 in the UK higher education sector

Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2019, April)
Unkettling the unions? An action research study of surmounting the Trade Union Act 2016 in the UK higher education sector. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference
The paper responds to calls for the sharing of ‘best practice’ were trade unions have successfully met turnout levels required of the Trade Union Act 2016 (the Act). The study...

Surmounting the Trade Union Act 2016: A case study of using local branch data and communication systems to ‘get the vote out’ in the UK higher education sector

Presentation / Conference
Richards, J., & Ellis, V. (2019, February)
Surmounting the Trade Union Act 2016: A case study of using local branch data and communication systems to ‘get the vote out’ in the UK higher education sector. Paper presented at STUC Research Conference: Behind Closed Circuits: Data, digitalisation and trade union tactics
The proposed paper/presentation engages with how trade unions can mobilise membership data and communication systems to organise workers into getting the vote out (GTVO) for i...

Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector.

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, June)
Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector. Presented at BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group, University of Westminster
This paper examines how employment in the Scottish oil industry is changing as the industry declines, shedding in excess of 120,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016 as oil prices fe...

Toil for Oil: A critical analysis of work and employment in the North Sea sector.

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, March)
Toil for Oil: A critical analysis of work and employment in the North Sea sector. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires
Whilst oil prices fluctuate and oil companies perceive the North Sea to be too expensive to drill (Shepherd, 2016) decommissioning plans have been formulated by Government and...

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