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The Researchers



Ralph Fevre has been Professor of Social Research at Cardiff University since 1995. He was the principal investigator on the ESRC project on Workplace Bullying and Harassment and lead academic on the Fair Treatment at Work Survey. He has published sociological research on work, labour markets and minorities in journals such as Work Employment and Society and The British Journal of Industrial Relations. His books include The New Sociology of Economic Behaviour (2003), The Demoralization of Western Culture (2000) and The Sociology of Labour Markets (1992).


Trevor Jones Trevor Jones was co-applicant on the ESRC study 2007-2011, and played a leading role in the qualitative element of the research. He has published widely in the areas of criminology and policing, and has also undertaken major research on the labour market positions of BME groups in the UK. This study provided an opportunity to combine criminological interests – in such issues as victimisation, sexual/racial harassment, anti social behaviour and violence – with a wider focus on discrimination and patterns of disadvantage in the workplace.


Duncan Lewis

Duncan Lewis is Professor of Management at Plymouth Business School. He has researched and written about bullying and harassment for 15 years. A member of the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH), Duncan was chair of the IAWBH conference in 2010. He is currently engaged in another ESRC funded project exploring lesbian, gay and bisexual discrimination, bullying and harassment with Helge Hoel and Anna Einarsdottir at Manchester Business School.  


Theo Nichols is Emeritus Professor in Sociology at Cardiff University. He was co-investigator on the Fair Treatment at Work Survey and co-authored report. He has a distinguished record of research and publication in qualitative and quantitative studies within economic sociology/political economy. He has a long-standing interest in the labour process and is the author of numerous books including five books on workplace health and safety. He recently co-edited Workplace Health and Safety: International Perspectives on Worker Representation (2009).


Amanda Robinson was co-applicant on the ESRC project 2007-2011. Amanda is a criminologist who specializes in researching domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. She brought this substantive knowledge as well as her methodological expertise (particularly in quantitative methods) to the project. 


Martyn Rogers was research associate on the ESRC project from 1 May 2008 to 31 July 2009. Martyn has a PhD in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He now works for the Open University.