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Cecilie (whose relationship with the University goes back to the late seventies, when it was the Polytechnic of Central London) is a a full-time principal lecturer in Human Resource Management within Westminster Business School. She is course leader for a number of full time Masters programmes including MA HRM, MA International HRM and MA Human Resource Development. She teaches post - and under-graduates HRM, employee relations, diversity and organisational behaviour. The majority of her current teaching is on postgraduate courses, and she is module leader for employee relations on the CIPD-accredited course. A fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an accredited workplace mediator. Her recent research papers have looked at aspects of workplace flexibility and diversity. 

Until recently, Cecilie was the Commissioning Editor for The Work Foundation's bi-monthly journal Managing Best Practice. She commissioned and carried out research for such titles as: Managing Innovation, Flexible Working Patterns, Occupational Stress, Promoting Wellbeing, Managing Change, and Senior Management Development. Returning from a 15-year career break during which she combined teaching refugee women English with bringing up her three children, she worked part time for Westminster Business School and collected data for the Industrial Society's benchmarking service. At this time she researched into examples of 'best practice' employee policies that formed the basis for the Society's Best Practice Direct library, collecting more than 400 policies, and writing case notes on these. Some of the best practice examples were subsequently used by the DTI on their website. Much of her time was spent advising companies and acting as a go-between persuading better companies to help those that were less able. 

Before her career break Cecilie worked for Incomes Data Services as a journalist and senior researcher. Working on a number of publications including IDS Brief and IDS Report she was solely responsible for editing, writing and researching the quarterly IDS Report Supplement, Collective Bargaining, which looked at trends and patterns in collective bargaining in the private and public sector.

Education

MA Industrial Relations (Warwick) 

BA Applied Social Science (Lanchester Polytechnic)

Professional memberships

BUIRA 

ILT 

Associate researcher with the Work Foundation

Teaching

Cecilie's emphasis in teaching is on blending theory with practice. She encourages interaction in the classroom, where attention is drawn to the importance of diagnosing the causes of problems before ascertaining the most appropriate managerial tools to solve them.

Research

Exploring and comparing issues linked to diversity within the workplace.

Commissioned research reports: 

Bingham C, Clarke L, Michielsens E, Miller S, Karuk V and Siara B. "Implementing Diversity Policies - Examples from large London Companies" for London First (April 2008). 

Clarke L, Bingham C and Miller S (2007) Enabling and disabling labour market sectors: disability and employment in Britain and the Netherlands in the construction, ICT and health sectors, Final report prepared for the Norwegian Work Research Institute as part of the project: 'Disabled, Working Life and Welfare State', February 2007.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.