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

Editorial Activity

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

 

Conference Activity

  • Co-Organiser of 2009 International Labour Process Conference
  • Organised PhD student pre-conference workshops International Labour Process Conference 2009

 

Reviewing

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

 

External Examining/Validations

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

 

Invited Speaker

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

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Jimmy Main (Strathclyde Uni)- Scared to go sick: Trade union and member responses to sickness absence policy management within local government (Jan 2018)

 

Membership of Professional Body

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

 

Visiting Positions

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

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Member of New JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff Sustainability Working Group (2009-2010)
  • Member of New JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (2014-2017)
  • Member of New JNCHES - Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (2010-2012)
  • Academic Staff Member Edinburgh Napier University Court (2012-2018)
  • Chair of Edinburgh Napier University Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee (JNCC) (2016/2017)
  • Member of Edinburgh Napier University Joint Consultative Committee/Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee (2007-2017)
  • Member of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Workload Framework Steering Group (2013-2018)

 

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