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Dr Hazel Conley

Reader in International Human Resource Management

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8413
Location: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.25c


Office Hours: Thursday 12:00 -14:00pm


Postgraduate teaching:

BUSM015 - International Human Resource Management

PhD Supervision:

Ms Yao Wang - 1st Supervisor
Numerical flexibility in Chinese Higher Education sector and its implications for human resource management

Ms Nadia Ahmed - 1st Supervisor


Research interests:

Hazel Conley’s research focuses on equality and diversity issues in public service employment. Her doctoral research examined temporary employment contracts in local authorities, finding that this form of employment has a particular impact on gender and race equality. Hazel worked as a post-doctoral researcher and then lecturer at Cardiff Business School followed by a senior lectureship ay Bristol Business School. Her recent research has examined the impact of modernisation on the recruitment and retention of school teachers. Hazel also has an interest in equality legislation, conducting research on the implementation of the ‘Gender Duty’ in local authorities. Her research has been published in leading journals (Work, Employment and Society, Public Administration, Gender, Work and Organization, Capital and Class). She has extensive experience of teaching and supervising international post-graduate students and has an interest in Chinese culture and the development of HRM.

Dr Conley is currently on the editorial board of Work Employment and Society, associate editor for Gender Work and Organisations, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion . 


Journal Articles:

Conley, H. (2013) 'Trade Unions, Equal Pay and the Law' Economic and Industrial Democracy Published on-line 10th April 2013

Conley, H. (2012) ‘Using Equality to Challenge Austerity: New Actors, Old Problems’ Work, Employment and Society

Conley, H. (2012) 'Economic Crisis, Austerity and Gender Equality: The UK Case' European Gender Equality Law Review 2(12) pp 14-19

Conley, H. and Jenkins, S. (2011) ‘Still a Good Job for a Woman? Women Teachers Experience of Modernization in England and Wales’ Gender, Work and Organization Vol. 18 (5) pp 488-507

Moore, S., Wright, T. and Conley, H. (2011) ‘Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace on Multiple Grounds: The Experience of Trade Union Equality Representatives’ Industrial Law Journal Vol. 40 (4) pp 460-465

Conley, H. And Page, M. (2010) ‘The Gender Equality Duty in Local Government: The Prospects for Integration’ Industrial Law Journal Vol. 39 (3) pp 321-325

Conley, H.  and  Stewart, P. (2008) ‘Representing fixed-term workers: the anatomy of a trade union campaign’ Employee Relations Vol. 30 (5) pp 515-533

Conley, H. (2008) ‘The nightmare of temporary work: a comment on Fevre’ Work, Employment and Society Vol. 22:4 pp. 731-736

S. Jenkins, H. Conley, (2007) Living with the Contradictions of Modernization? Emotional Management in the Teaching Profession, Public Administration, 85(4): 979-1001

H. Conley, (2006) Modernisation or Casualisation? Numerical Flexibility in the Public Services, Capital and Class, 89 Summer: 31-57

E. Heery, H. Conley, R. Delbridge, P. Stewart, (2005) Beyond the Enterprise: Trade Union Representation of Freelances in the UK, Human Resource Management Journal, 14(2): 20-35, ISSN: 0954-5395

H. Conley, (2005) Front-Line or All Fronts? Women's Trade Union Activism in Retail Services, Gender, Work and Organization, 12(5): 479-496

H. Conley, (2003) Temporary Work in the Public Services: Implications for Equal Opportunities, Gender, Work and Organization 10(4): 455-477, ISSN: 0968-6673

H. Conley, (2002) A State of Insecurity: Temporary Work in the Public Services, Work, Employment and Society 16(4): 725-737, ISSN: 0950-0170

Books & Chapters: 

Conley, H. and Page, M. (Forthcoming November 2014) Gender Equality in Public Services: Chasing The Dream Routledge Pre-Order on:

Durbin, S. and Conley, H. (2010) ‘Gender, Labour Process Theory and Intersectionality: Une Liason Dangereuse’? in Thompson, P. and Smith, C. (eds.) Working Life. Renewing Labour Process Analysis Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Conley, H. (2010) ‘Flexibility and Equality: Friend or Foe?’ in Healy, G., Kirton G. and Noon, M. (eds.) Equality, inequalities and diversity – contemporary challenges and strategies Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Conley H. (2011) ‘The Road to Equality: Legislating for Change?’ in Wright, T. and Conley, H. (eds.) Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work Surrey: Gower

Wright, T. and Conley, H. (eds.) (2011) Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work Surrey: Gower

H. Conley, In P. Stewart (ed.), (2004) What About the Workers? Bringing the Experience of Job Insecurity into the Flexibility Debate, Organisational Change and the Future of Work, London: Palgrave

E. Heery, H. Conley, R. Delbridge, M. Simms, P. Stewart, In G. Healy, E. Heery, P. Taylor and W. Brown (eds.), (2004) Trade Union Responses to Non-Standard Work, The Future of Worker Representation, London: Palgrave Macmillan

E. Heery, H. Conley, R. Delbridge, P. Stewart, In M. Stewart and M. Martinez Lucio (eds.), (2004) Seeking Partnership for the Contingent Workforce, Assessing Partnership: The Prospects for and Challenges of Modernization in Employment Relations, London: Routledge

Other Publications:

H. Conley, (2007) Equality and Inequality in Work and Employment, Editorial Equal Opportunities International: BUIRA Special Issue

H. Conley, A. Freeman, A. McCulloch, P. Stewart, (2001) Celebrating 25 Years of Independent Marxist Theory,
Capital and Class: Iss. 75

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