Ian Cunningham is Professor of Employment Relations in the Department of HRM. He is an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and between 2010 - 2013 he was Treasurer of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA). Professor Cunningham's research interests include voluntary sector employment relations, sickness absence and disability management, employee involvement and participation and public sector employment relations during austerity. Professor Cunningham has published in a wide range of HR and public administration journals and has strong research links with scholars from Canada and Austrlia. He is currently supervising four Phd students.
Professor Ian Cunningham currently teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate in employee relations.
Along with Dr Colin Lindsay Ian has developed an Honours level module in HRM and Employee Relations in Public Services.
Professor Ian Cunningham's research interests include employee relations in voluntary organisations, absence and disability management, employee involvement in voluntary organisations and employment relations in the public services during austerity. In recent years in has published a book with Routledge (2008) entitled 'Employment Relations in the Voluntary Sector'. In addition, with Professor Phil James he published an edited volume entitled 'Voluntary Organisations and Public Service Delivery', Routledge. This includes contributions from scholars from the UK, Canada, Australia and the United States. Ian has been involved in 7 funded research projects in recent years, including two with a international comparative aspect. Currently he is working with Professor Donna Baines of McMaster University on a project examining precarious work among the non-profit workforce. Ian is currently beginning work looking at employment conditions in voluntary and private care providers in Scotland. His other research interests include employee absence and disability, involvement and participation and public service employment during austerity. Professor Cunningham currently has four Phd students.
- International Labour Process Conference 2023
- The Care Necessities – Developing Inclusive Digital Technologies for Scotland’s Post Pandemic Social Care
- Benchmarking Pay and Conditions in the Scottish Voluntary Sector 2022
- ReWage Group for Social Care (External organisation)
- Introducing technology social care during covid
- Employee Relations Journal (Journal)
- Guest editor
More professional activities
- Amplifying Employee Voice and Hearing the Unheard: A Multidisciplinary Study of Contemporary Working Lives in Deindustrialised Communities
- Johnstone, Stewart (Principal Investigator) Briken, Kendra (Co-investigator) Cunningham, Ian (Co-investigator) Hadjisolomou, Tasos (Co-investigator) McCarthy, Tony (Co-investigator) McIntyre, Stuart (Co-investigator) Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator) Taylor, Philip (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
- Re-examining the role of line manager in managing sickness absence during and post-pandemic and the issue of legitimacy of sickness: Informing policy and practice for a fairer workplace
- Hadjisolomou, Tasos (Principal Investigator) Cunningham, Ian (Co-investigator) Remnant, Jennifer (Co-investigator)
- 20-Jan-2022 - 19-Jan-2024
- Long-term Care Research Project for Public Services International (PSI) Federation.
- Cunningham, Ian (Principal Investigator) Charlesworth, Sara (Principal Investigator) Daly, Tamara (Academic)
- The purpose of this project is to provide trade unions with an evidence-based campaigning resource on the type of reforms that might be put into place to achieve high quality national long term care systems in both developed and emerging economies to benefit workers, care recipients and society.
- 15-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
- Coalition of Care and Support Providers Scotland - benchmarking study of pay and conditions
- Cunningham, Ian (Principal Investigator)
- 12-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
- Benchmarking Pay and Conditions in the Voluntary Sector
- Cunningham, Ian (Principal Investigator) Nikolva, Marina (Researcher) James, Philip (Academic) Baluch, Alina (Academic) Young, Doug (Academic)
- This project provides the voluntary sector with a summary of pay and conditions across a range of providers.
- 01-Jan-2021 - 03-Jan-2022
- The Care Necessities - Developing Inclusive Digital Technologies for Scotland’s Post Pandemic Social Care (Digit Innovation Fund)
- Briken, Kendra (Principal Investigator) Cunningham, Ian (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
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