Dr Andrew Hambler
Head of Management Department, Associate Professor
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Andrew is a former HR Consultant who worked for many years for the financial services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, progressing to manager. Andrew started working in Higher Education in 2004 and, since June 2018, has been employed as Associate Professor in Employment Law and Human Resources at Birmingham City University. During the course of his career in Higher Education, Andrew has lectured at Wolverhampton and Sunderland Universities full time and has worked at a range of universities as an external examiner or adviser (including Exeter University, BPP, Ulster University, the Open University and Liverpool University). He has been an Associate Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) since 2005.
Andrew has undertaken a number of short term lecturing assignments in several countries and for six years managed the University of Wolverhampton’s transnational education programmes (for the Faculty of Social Sciences) in India, Sri Lanka and the UAE. Andrew is a former course director for post-graduate CIPD accredited programmes (MA and PG Diploma) and managed the CIPD revalidation of the University of Sunderland’s MA HRM.
Andrew’s research interests are focused on religion and law in the workplace and he completed his PhD in the Law Department at Durham University, on a part-time basis, under the supervision of Prof Ian Leigh, in 2013. His research has been quoted in national reports for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In 2015, an article by Andrew was one of the five most highly rated by practitioners in the Chartered Management Institute’s Top Management Articles competition. As well as publishing in this field, Andrew has acted as an adviser to religious ethos organisations.
Andrew is also interested in employment law questions more generally and has provided expert comment for the BBC on equal pay issues. He speaks French at Upper Intermediate level (B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale).