Staff Profile: Janet Fletcher

SchoolJanet Fletcher

University of Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS)


Senior Lecturer - Human Resource Management

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323696



University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
MN Building
City Campus North


My background is in local government, where I worked in HR in a variety of roles. I have specialist experience in the areas of recruitment, diversity and learning and development.

I also have experience in training consultancy work for a range of organisations. I have taught for a number of educational establishments, including Stafford College, Rodbaston College, Wolverhampton University and the Open University. I joined Staffordshire University in 2000 and taught on a variety of business awards at all levels, the CIPD Professional Development Scheme and delivery of modules for Corporate Programme clients such as the Co-Op, Staffordshire Council and the RAF. I was heavily involved in schools’ liaison and student recruitment for the Business School. I also held the role of Award Leader for the ‘Business Management and Entrepreneurship‘ degree.

I joined Wolverhampton University in January 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in HRM (Human Resources Management) and my main responsibility is as Course Leader for CIPD Post Graduate Diploma in HRM. I teach HRM modules on the Postgrad Diploma and on Undergraduate and HND programmes.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Strategic HRM – Staffordshire University 2011
  • BA Hons degree in ‘Organisational Analysis and Industrial Relations’, University of Salford.(1979)
  • D32/D33 TDLB NVQ Assessor’s Award.
  • Certificate in Training and Development – Thames Valley University
  •  A Level German, French, English.
  • 10 O Levels.

Teaching interests

I teach on CIPD Post Graduate Diploma in HRM modules: People Resourcing and Reward, Leading, Managing and Developing People and on the Undergraduate  online module, Leading and Managing in Organisations. I am the Module Leader for, and teach on, the 'Investigating a Business Issue' CIPD post grad module.

In my previous institution I taught on CIPD Professional Programmes (including being the Award Leader for Certificate in Personnel Practice for several years) and HR modules on Undergraduate Awards.

I taught an MBA module for a week in Beirut in Lebanon as part of the Tempus project.

Corporate and community engagement

I have previously worked with a number of corporate clients –e.g. the Co-op, the RAF, and Staffordshire Council and undertaken Training consultancy work with Heart of England Tourist Board.

Professional body membership and roles

  • Chartered Fellow – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Knowledge management

External academic roles

In my previous post I was an External Examiner for STMC, Staffordshire University’s partner College in Shanghai.

Selected publications

Introduction to Human Resource Management - A Guide to HR in Practice. Leatherbarrow, C., Fletcher, J.  3rd edition. (2014)