University professor invited to join historical royal society

Bob Hamlin, Emeritus Professor‌Bob Hamlin, Emeritus Professor and Chair of Human Resource Development at the University, was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA).

The RSA is an independent organisation which invites experts from a broad range of industries and fields to help tackle social challenges.

It was founded in 1754, and past members have included Benjamin Franklin and Karl Marx, while current Fellows include Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee.

Professor Hamlin was elected to become a Fellow by the RSA’s board of trustees in recognition of his achievements as an emeritus professor at the University of Wolverhampton Business School.

He first joined the University in 1984 having previously worked as a professional management trainer and group training manager for a number of companies within the UK chemical, plastics, machine tool and engineering industries respectively.

Throughout his career within UWBS he has been active as a management training and development consultant, providing bespoke courses for various local and regional private and public sector organizations in the UK, and has acted as consultant to companies and organisations across the world. Furthermore, his research on managerial and leadership effectiveness within the UK and abroad has received international recognition. 

He said: “I feel honoured at having been invited to become a Fellow of the RSA, and it is deeply gratifying to know that my work at UWBS-in particular my research over the past ten years or so-has been recognised by people outside the world of academe."

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Date Issued: Friday, January 17, 2014

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