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Michael McFadden

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

School of Marketing and Management
of Business and Law



I am currently a lecturer in Human Resource Management and also Programme Director for the MA in Managing and Leading People. This programme is delivered to sergeants/inspectors and middle manager within West Midlands Police and is now in its 5 year of delivery with over 150 delegates engaged within the programme.  I have also has co-ordination responsibility for continuous professional development (CPD) for the School and has recently lead a successful tender to the Highways England to deliver a leadership programme.  I teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and my modules include Organisation Design and Organisation Development; Leading Organisational Change; and Contemporary Issues in HR Service Delivery.  I have co-authored chapter ‘Organisational Design’ for the CIPD book ‘Developing People and Organisations’. 2013 and co-authored of chapter ‘Evaluation of Learning and Development’ for the CIPD book ‘Designing, Delivering and Evaluation Learning & Development’. 2014. Conference papers include ‘Single and Double Lope Learning’ at the 9th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Social and Cultural Aspects, Athens, Greece. Dec 2015 and ‘Dual Processing as an explanation for Single and Double Loop Learning’ for the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) June 2016. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • July 1990 – BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy
  • July 1993 – MA Labour Studies
  • Sept 05 - July 06 - Post Graduate Certificate in Management, Coventry University


I am interested in dual processing and this impacts on our decision making in a work environment and also how this may impact on the ability of students to engage in reflective learning.  My research interests also include how organisations manage change and how systems and complexity theory may contribute toward of understanding of change. 

Teachning modules

  • 202HRM Understanding HR Service Delivery
  • 204HRM Organisation Design and Organisation Development
  • M45HRM Dissertation

Areas of expertise

  • Change Management          
  • Leadership              
  • Decision Making  
  • Learning
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