Mr Roger Walden - personal details
Having gained an LLB from Leicester University and an MA in Industrial Relations at Warwick, Roger Walden began his academic career as a tutor in law back at Leicester in 1983/84. He then spent a short time at what is now the University of Westminster (formerly the Polytechnic of Central London (PCL)), researching into the resolution of industrial disputes in the national health service, before obtaining a lectureship in law at the University of Sussex. After three years at Sussex, he returned to PCL as senior lecturer in law responsible for co-ordinating law teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies. In 1989, he left full-time academia to pursue a mixture of freelance training and lecturing on employment law and health and safety-related issues and (what was initially) a part-time appointment as a researcher and writer on the fortnightly journal of record, Industrial Relations Law Bulletin (IRLB), which he eventually co-edited from 1998 until joining UMIST in September 2001. Together with former work colleagues, Roger is involved in an ongoing consultancy project designing and advising on the implementation of employee representation and consultation structures and procedures for the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. He is a member of the Industrial Law Society.