Professor Janet Druker joined Westminster Business School as a Visiting Professor in 2010 and in 2011 took on the role of Professor of Human Resource Management to work more closely with academic colleagues in the Human Resource Management Department. With long-standing interests in the construction industry, she is an associate member of the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE).
Between 2005 and 2010 she was based at Canterbury Christ Church University where she was Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor. As a senior university manager she had overall responsibility for research and enterprise, leading the Christ Church submission to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the successful application for Research Degree Awarding Powers. She led initiatives to strengthen the partnership between business and higher education and was particularly committed to support for small and medium sized enterprises in Kent and the south east.
PhD, University of Warwick
MA Social History, University of East Anglia
BA (Hons) European Studies, University of East Anglia
Consultancy and professional practice
Janet has worked with businesses, trade unions and professional bodies both nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Professor Druker has supported student learning at every level within higher education and has a particular interest in the learning experience of human resource practitioners.
With a PhD from Warwick Business School, Janet Druker has published over many years in the field of work and employment. Her research interests are in all aspects of employment and human resource management, including non-standard forms of work engagement, self-employment and agency working and pay and benefits management. Her current research priorities are concerned with corporate responsibility and human resource management.