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Salford Business School

Dr Jonathan Lord

Lecturer & Director of Employability


Jonathan is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employment Law.

He has previously been a HR Director, Manager and Consultant, working across all three sectors. Specifically Jonathan has worked within the transport and construction industries, as well as carrying out HR projects within the public and voluntary sector.

Jonathan has a Doctorate qualification, which involved researching the purpose of employment tribunals and their effectiveness.

Jonathan also has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management. The major research undertaken involved an analysis of Recruitment and Selection techniques within the Private, Public and Voluntary sectors, analysing the reasons why there are differences in the usage of techniques.

Jonathan also gained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Stirling, is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jonathan is also Chairman of OPAL, a charity that advocates for adults with learning difficulties.


Jonathan’s main area of teaching include:

• Employment Law

• HR Policy and Practice

• Managing People

• HR Planning and Business Planning

• Management and Leadership skills


Research Interests

Jonathan’s main area of research involves employment law, specifically employment tribunals.

Jonathan also undertakes research in the following disciplines:

• Recruitment and selection

• Management and leadership

• Workplace legislation

• HR management and practice

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics:

Employment Law, Employee engagement and Barriers to work for female employees.

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in the general area of:

labour regulation, employment law and employment tribunals

Qualifications and Memberships

• BA (Hons) in HRM

• MA in HRM

• PhD


• Chartered Fellow of the CIPD

• Fellow of the HEA

• Member of the Industrial Law Society

• Review Committee: The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods


For further information about my publications please see my SEEK Research Profile: