There’s research… and then there’s research that makes an impact.
It is progressive, innovative, modern, forward-looking and outward-facing.
I CAME HERE FROM THE UNIVERSITIES OF LEICESTER AND BIRMINGHAM BECAUSE I SAW REAL POSSIBILITIES TO MAKE A GREATER IMPACT WITH MY WORK.
That matters because I work in areas that really affect all of us on a daily basis. For example, the informalisation of work and employment, and labour exploitation. These are issues that are fundamental to people, business and society, issues that go beyond mere academic interest.
Nottingham Business School has the vision and creates the environment for me to conduct the highest quality research and get it out into the real world, where it can help drive change and build a better future.
When I arrived, I’d just completed one journal article and conducted a small study around Leicester. The message here was, this sounds like a great idea. We’ll help get you to a position where you can talk to key stakeholders and influence government policy.
TELL US OF A FUTURE YOU’D LIKE TO CREATE AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THE RESOURCES TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
NTU IS A UNIVERSITY THAT’S GOING PLACES
It is progressive, innovative, modern, forward-looking and outward-facing. All of this helps secure funding and build sustainable research programmes. Our reputation, stature and status are growing rapidly. We are an EQUIS and AACSB accredited Business School, and listed as one of Europe’s Top Business Schools by the Financial Times.
I WAS ABLE TO INFLUENCE GOVERNMENT POLICY THROUGH MY RESEARCH.
If you've got an idea and can demonstrate its ability to enhance our credentials and drive positive policy change, the possibilities are endless.
My name is Ian Clark
I am Professor of Work and Employment at Nottingham Business School
Ian previously worked at Birmingham Business School and at the Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures (CSWEF) at the University of Leicester.
At Birmingham, Ian was part of the teams which secured CIPD accreditation for the MSc HRM programme and EQUIS accreditation and re-accreditation and led the organisation, work and employment group.
At Leicester, Ian helped establish and roll-out CSWEF where he oversaw its research and administrative staff as well as working on research projects established in the centre and supervised two doctoral students located in the centre. He was the founding convenor of the work and employment division which he led between 2013 and 2016.