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Dr Robert Finnigan

PositionLecturer in Human Resource Management
LocationUniversity of Bradford School of Management
Emm Lane
West Yorkshire
DepartmentSchool of Management
Telephone+44 (0)1274 234351

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities


  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Sociology of Work
  • Organisational Design (Module Leader)


  • MSc Management in Context - Distance Learning (Module Leader)

Administrative Responsibilities

Robert is a module co-ordinator and examiner for University of Bradford management courses delivered in partner institutions in Hong Kong, India and Singapore.


Robert gained his first degree in 1976 at the School of Social Sciences in the University of Bradford, where he also carried out research into public housing policy for his postgraduate degree, awarded in 1981. After a brief period as an administrator in the Registrar's Department at the University of Salford he embarked on further research and teaching. He has held research posts at the Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Leeds and also at the Bradford School of Management. He has lectured at Leeds Metropolitan University and Trinity and All Saints University College, Leeds, and was a tutor for the Joint Board for Engineering Management. He carries out project work for the Diocese of Leeds in relation to the planning of school places and school reorganisations. He is a member of the Children and Young People's Services Scrutiny Panel of Calderdale Council and a member of the governing body at St Catherine's High School, Halifax and of the Leeds Admissions Forum.

Study History

BSc, MPhil

Current Projects

Robert worked on a study of management education and training in the architectural profession, which was carried out by the former Technological Management Unit, and has researched and published on management education for people working in the UK construction industry.


Robert was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2007

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