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IRRU Advisory Committee

The Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) is one of the major centres for the study of industrial relations in Europe. Established in 1970, our Advisory Committee includes Members of Parliament, senior HR practitioners, and senior officials at the TUC and Acas.


 Professor Jacqueline O'Reilly (IRRU Advisory Committee Chair)

University of Sussex Business School, University of Sussex

Dr Lisa Cameron, MP

Member of Parliament for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

Jon Cruddas, MP

Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham

Apoorva Chandra

Chief Human Resources Officer, Global Functions at Prudential plc

Neil Carberry

Chief Executive, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

David Coats

Director, Workmatters Consulting

Jonny Gifford

Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour, CIPD

Rob Johnson

Director Acas Wales & Southern England

Paul Sellers

Policy Officer, TUC

Lee Barron

Midlands TUC, Regional Secretary

Professor Stephanie Tailby

Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

Professor Chris Warhurst

Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Dr Carol Wolkowitz

Sociology Department , University of Warwick

David Yeandle OBE

Formerly Director of Employment Policy, EEF

Professor Ann Stewart

School of Law, University of Warwick

Professor Andy Lockett

Dean, Warwick Business School