Douglas Brodie is Professor of Employment Law at the University of Strathclyde in the UK. He is an authority on Labour Law and Delict (Tort). His main research interests are in the area of employment contract and the history of Labour Law and in the area of Delict, the analysis of negligence. Much of his writing in recent years concerns the law of implied terms and the impact of relational contract theory on the law of the employment contract. He has a strong interest in comparative law and has a particular interest in developments in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
He has published widely and amongst his publications are: A History of British Labour Law (2003), The Employment Contract (2005), The Contract of Employment (2008), Enterprise Liability and the Common Law (2010) and (with G. Anderson and J. Riley) The Common Law Employment Relationship (2017). His latest book The Future of the Employment Contract was published by Elgar in July 2021.
He is also Associate Principal for Social Inclusion at Strathclyde. His role includes championing widening access at all levels of study. Previously, he served as Executive Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences from January 2015 to September 2020. Prior to Strathclyde, he was Professor of Employment Law at the University of Edinburgh, and served as Dean from 2007 to 2011 and was Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling from 2011 to 2014. He also served as Dean for Internationalisation at Stirling.