Professor Duncan Lewis
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Professor Duncan Lewis

Chair in Management

Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Role

I am Professor of Management with teaching, supervision and research responsibilities. My teaching area is in leadership, HRM and IR practices. I am specifically interested in workplace conflicts such as bullying and discrimination. I am also interested in emotional labour, emotion work, employee engagement and destructive leadership.

Qualifications

PhD (Cardiff University)

PGCE (FE)
BA (Hons) CNAA

Professional membership

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Teaching interests

I teach on mainly Masters programmes in HR and Leadership topics.

Research interests

I have recently completed two large ESRC funded research projects. The first with Ralph Fevre of Cardiff School of Social Sciences. Cardiff University was a nationwide study of negative behaviours in the workplace. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the practitioner report, please send me an email. The second piece of research that has just ended (Feb 2014) is also funded by the ESRC and was undertaken in conjunction with Helge Hoel at Manchester Business School. This was also involved a nationwide study of lesbian, gay and bisexual employee experiences of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace and utilised a complex qualitative study of interviews and focus groups. This study had the support of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. If you require a PDF of the report please email me.
 

I am broadly interested in emotional labour, destructive leadership, discrimination, bullying and in workplace conflicts more generally. I supervise a number of PhD students in these broad disciplines and welcome convserations with anyone interested in undertaking doctoral level research in applied topics. 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

I have supervised a number of students to successful completion of doctoral theses including PhD and DBA students including:


  • 2010 Joy Zhang (Ph.D.) – ‘Ethical Decision Making among Chinese and British Managers: An Exploratory Study’, with Dr. Simon Brooks
  • 2010 Andrew Hunt (DBA) – ‘Exploring the Identity of Embedded Micro-consultants in an Organisation Change Environment’, with Dr. Paul Thomas 
  • 2009 Kemi Adewumi (Ph.D.) – ‘The Exploration of the Nature and Extent of Workplace Bullying in an Emergency Services Organisation in the UK’, with Professor Michael Sheehan
  • 2009 Peter Williams (DBA) – ‘Third Party Intervention into Workplace Bullying: An Exploratory Study’, with Professor Michael Sheehan
  • 2007 Javier De-Rentera (DBA) – ‘Pharmaceutical Lobbying in Argentina: a study of Pharmacopolitics’, with Professor Kerry Howell, Plymouth Business School

Grants & contracts

I am a co-investigator on two large ESRC funded research grants:


1. £800,000 with Professor Ralph Fevre, Professor of Social Research at Cardiff University ‘Workplace Bullying in Britain: With Special Reference to Race and Ethnicity’  

2. £520.000 with Dr. Helge Hoel, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology, Manchester Business School. 'Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual employees experience of discrimination, bullying and harassment at work’. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (RES-062-23-2412)

Journals
Articles
Drowley M, Lewis DO & Brooks SB 2013 'Merger in Higher Education: learning from experiences' Higher Education Quarterly 67, (2) 201-214 , DOI
Lewis DO, Fevre R, Robinson A & Jones T 2013 'The ill-treatment of employees with disabilities in British Workplaces' Work Employment & Society 2, (27) 288-307 , DOI
Fevre, RF, Lewis, DO, Robinson, A, Jones & T 2012 'Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions' Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice 4, (2) 245-277
Jones T, Robinson A, Fevre R & Lewis D 2011 'Workplace Assults in Britain: Understanding the Influence of Individual and Workplace Characteristics' British Journal of Criminology 51, (1) 159-178 , DOI
Davies K & Lewis D 2010 'Can Caring for Laboratory Animals be Classified as Emotional Labour’?' Animal Technology and Welfare 9, (1)
Fevre R, Robinson A, Jones T & Lewis D 2010 'Researching workplace bullying: the benefits of taking an integrated approach' International Journal of Social Research Methodology 13, (1) 71-85 , DOI
Williams W & Lewis D 2008 'STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT: The challenge of context specificity' Public Management Review 10, (5) 653-671 , DOI
Lewis D, Sheehan M & Davies C 2008 'Uncovering Workplace Bullying' Journal of Workplace Rights 13, (3) 281-301 , DOI
Books
Fevre R, Lewis D, Robinson A & Jones T 2012 Trouble at Work. Bloomsbury Academic Press
Chapters
Hoel H & Lewis D 2011 'Bullying, harassment and sexual orientation in the workplace' in Brown J; Walklate S Handbook of Sexual Violence Routledge
Lewis D, Giga S & Hoel H 2010 'Bullying and Discrimination' in Einarsen S; Hoel H; Zapf D; Cooper C Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)
Rayner C & Lewis D 2010 'Managing Workplace Bullying: The role of policies' in Einarsen S; Hoel H; Zapf D; Cooper C Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice CRC Press (Taylor and Francis)
Matthiesen SB, Glaso L & Lewis D '’Når jobben blir ugrei: Om diskriminering og mobbing av innvandrere på arbeidsplassen’ (job discrimination and workplace bullying, with special focus on the immigrant worker)' in Sandal GM Kulturelt mangfold i arbeidslivet. Utfordringer og virkemidler (Cultural diversity in working life: Challenges and interventions) Fagbokforlaget
Conference Papers
Lewis DO, Hoel. H & Einarsdottir AE 2013 'Researching Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees in Britain: The Value of a Mixed Methods Approach'
Lewis DO, Einarsdottir A & Hoel H 2013 'Fitting the bill?: (Dis)embodied disclosure of sexual identities'
Lewis DO, Hoel H & Einarsdottir A 2013 'Bullying and discrimination at work: what protection does ‘protected group’ status offer?'
Lewis DO, Einarsdottir A & Hoel H 2013 '‘Just homophobic’ or ‘offensive homophobic’?: Understanding homophobic discourses in British workplaces'
Lewis DO, Mawdsley H & Jarvis M 2013 'Are direct voice channels effective in addressing employees' concerns about workplace bullying?'
Lewis DO, Hoel, H, Einarsdottir & AE 2013 'Hard to Research and Hard to Reach: Methodological Challenges in Exploring Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees'
Lewis DO, Hoel H & Einarsdottir A 2013 'Openness about sexuality and exposure to workplace bullying'
Einarsdottir, AE, Hoel, H, Lewis & DO 2013 'Fitting the bill?: broadening understanding of disclosure at work'
Hoel H, Lewis D & Einarsdottir A 2012 '‘Sexual identities and the experience of discrimination, bullying and harassment at work: evidence from a nationwide representative study'' University of Manchester
Einarsdottir A, Hoel H & Lewis D 2012 '‘Looking the part?: Managing sexual identity and challenging expectations through (non)disclosure at work’'
Mawdsley H, Lewis D & Jarvis M 2012 '‘The impact of austerity upon workers with longstanding health conditions: License to bully?'
Janes K, Fisher V & Lewis D 2012 '‘LGBT experiences of equality in local government: rhetoric or reality?’'
Mawdsley H & Lewis D 2010 'The Efficacy of Trade Union Support for Targets of Workplace Bullying' University of Glamorgan
Lewis DO, Hoel H & Einarsdottir A 'Lewis, D., Hoel, H. and Einarsdottir, A. (2012). Methodological Challenges of Researching Workplace Bullying and Discrimination Among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGBs) Employees'
Hoel H, Lewis D, Notelaers G & Einarsdottir A 'Sexual identity and the risk of experiencing workplace bullying and harassment: Evidence from a nationwide, representative UK sample'
Einarsdottir A, Hoel H & Lewis D 'The price of ‘being out’, the cost of staying in: A case study of bullying of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) members of staff'
Lewis DO, Beynon MJ & Morgan A 'Employee Engagement attitudes in the NHS: A Fuzzy Clustering and External Variable Validation based approach'
Davies K & Lewis DO 'Investigating Concepts of Emotional Labour and Emotional Dissonance among UK Animal Technicians'
Mawdsley H & Lewis DO 'The Role of Co-Worker Support for Targets of Workplace Bullying'
Reid L & Lewis D 'Water Management and Bullying: Achieving Distributive Justice'
Mawdsley H & Lewis D 'Workplace bullying and the role of trade unions: issues of voice and collectivism'
Priem R, Vanevenhoven J, Lau T, Magnanelli B, Gibbons P, Lewis D, Williams W & Reid L 'Strategy Formation Practices in Seven Countries: Developing and Comparing Empirical Taxonomies of the Strategy Process'
Giga S, Hoel H & Lewis D 'Evaluating the Financial Costs of Workplace Bullying'
Lewis 'A CaRBS Analysis of the Discernment of Ethnic and White Bullying Experiences in the Workplace'
Fevre R, Robinson A, Jones T & Lewis D 'Disability, Long-term Illness and Negative Behaviour in the British Workplace'
Reports
Hoel H, Lewis DO & Einarsdottir AE 2014 The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain. The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain Manchester University Author Site
Lewis DO 2014 The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain. The ups and downs of LGBs' workplace experiences: Discrimination, bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain Manchester University Author Site
Fevre R, Lewis D, Robinson A & Jones T 2011 Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions. Insight into ill-treatment in the workplace: patterns, causes and solutions Cardiff University School of Social Sciences
Giga S, Hoel H & Lewis D 2008 A Review of Black and Minority Ethnic Employee Experiences of Workplace Bullying. A Review of Black and Minority Ethnic Employee Experiences of Workplace Bullying UNITE The Union
Giga S, Hoel H & Lewis D 2008 The Costs of Workplace Bullying. ‘The Costs of Workplace Bullying’ UNITE The Union
Fevre R, Robinson A, Jones T & Lewis D 2008 Work fit for all - disability, health and the experience of negative treatment in the British workplace. Work fit for all - disability, health and the experience of negative treatment in the British workplace Equality and Human Rights Commission