Dr. Lynda Diane Irving

Senior Lecturer in HRM

School of Marketing and Management
Coventry Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Email: diane.irving@coventry.ac.uk


I am responsible for the delivery of the law modules within the School of Marketing and Management. This includes Employment Law and Corporate Sustainability at undergraduate level and Employment Law, International Comparative Employment Law and Sport Legal Environment and Broadcasting at postgraduate level. I am Academic Conduct Officer for the HRM department and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. My main research interest is ageism and age discrimination in the workplace and I am an active Academic Member of the CIPD. I am also a qualified architect. Prior to joining Coventry University, I was a Senior Lecturer in Law, Deputy Head and the Acting Head of the HROB Department at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.


  • Coventry University LLB (First class) 2007
  • Coventry University LLM Business Law (Distinction) 2008
  • Coventry University, PhD The Use of Legislation to Regulate Age Discrimination, June 2013

My research centres on equality and diversity issues in employment, particularly gender equality and age discrimination of both the young and old. I have used qualitative and quantitative methods in order to examine the type of legal claims that are made to Employment Tribunals in order to understand the equality issues that exist in the workplace as a result of explicit, implicit and unconscious bias. I am currently working on research on the ‘life course’, particularly the transition into and out of employment by women and vulnerable workers as they navigate the complexities of modern life and how legal interventions and policy have impacted upon the attainment of social justice for those suffering intersectional and multiple discrimination

Dr. Lynda Diane Irving

  • M18HRM Employment Law
  • M03SEM Sport Legal Environment and Broadcasting
  • M61HRM International Comparative Employment Law
  • 201HRM Employment law and Corporate Sustainability
Areas of expertise: 
  • Employment Law 
  • Discrimination Law                
  • Equality Law          
  • Business Law
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