Richard has wide-ranging expertise in management, organisational behaviour and human resources management. His primary research interests lie in the demand side of the employment relationship and the labour market.
For his PhD, Richard investigated the motivations for employer engagement in government employment and skills policies in England. He has 23 years of public sector experience (including the UK Public Employment Service), and 13 years' industry experience within Employer Intermediary Services, including Business Link (a government-funded business advice service) and Train to Gain (a government scheme providing subsidised skills training to adult employees).
Additionally, Richard was also previously the owner and manager of an interim management services company.
Further details about Richard's professional and academic endeavours can be found via his LinkedIn and ORCID pages.
MBA PhD in progress
Relevant Past Employment
2013-2019: Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Business, University of Greenwich
- McGurk and Meredith (2018): 'Local employer engagement or distant elites? Local enterprise partnerships and employment and skills in England', Journal of Education and Work, 31:7-8, 692-714, DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2019.1572109
Richard is an Early Career Researcher with an academic interest in three topic specialisms:
- Management and human resources theories explaining the role of firms in social welfare, through an employer lens and in a social constructionist perspective
- Social construction of Higher Education student engagement, through a tutor-as-coach perspective
- Employer engagement in Higher Education research and development projects
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PR122591)
May 2019: University of Greenwich Learning and Teaching Festival, 'The power of MaxQDA for Learner Analytics'
Teaching & Course Development
Richard will be teaching on the following modules at Regent's for 2019-20:
- Liberal Arts & Humanities Business & Management core and electives: leading on the People, Management and Organisation module at level 5 (HRM501)
- Global Management Leadership and Management: tutoring on the People and Organisations module at level 4 (MGT4A7) and International HRM at level 6 (MGT6B9)
Richard's previous experience in course and module development includes:
- 2013-14: Teaching on and developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to Professional Development and Technology Management for Engineers, delivered by the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
- 2014-15 onwards: teaching on and developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules delivered by the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department in the Faculty of Business. Specialist subjects included: Strategy for Managers; Critical Management; Professional Development; Operations Management; Psychology of Groups; Project Management; Introduction to Management; Enterprise and Leadership; Business Start-up; and Inductive Research Methodology. Richard designed, delivered, evaluated and developed curricula to reflect both academic interest in the employer perspective (Employment Relations field) and as a practising business owner.