Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School
Roger is a research fellow at Middlesex University Business School, specialising in NHS workplace culture. Over the previous 25 years he has worked for eight trade unions, many at senior level, and within the public, private and voluntary sector.
He was a member of the Equality Challenge Unit Board (2006–08) and the Higher Education Working Party on Race and Degree Attainment (2007–08). Roger has authored guidance on race equality in the NHS and most recently researched Discrimination by appointment (2013) and The snowy white peaks of the NHS (2014).
He has helped lead and successfully conclude complex negotiations including the then largest ever equal pay settlement (NHS speech and language therapists) and the higher education pay 'framework agreement' and its underpinning job evaluation scheme, preceded by helping win a landmark test case for part-time staff (Susan Birch, 2005).
Roger is an unpaid director of Patients First, the NHS whistleblowers network, and special adviser to the chair and chief executive of Public Concern at Work, the whistleblowing charity. Forthcoming academic work includes analyses of the role of both HR and trade unions in Mid Staffordshire.