Dr Andrew Hambler University of Wolverhampton Business School

Andrew is a former HR Consultant who worked for many years for PricewaterhouseCoopers UK. Since entering higher education in 2004 Andrew has worked in several countries on behalf of the university and currently manages the Business School’s transnational education programmes in India and Sri Lanka.

Andrew’s research interests are focussed on religion and law in the workplace and he completed his PhD at Durham University, under the supervision of Prof Ian Leigh, in 2013. Andrew’s publications are to be included in the University of Wolverhampton’s law submission for REF in 2013/14. As well as publishing in this field, Andrew has acted as an adviser to religious ethos organisations. His research has been quoted in national reports for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Andrew is also interested in employment law questions more generally and has provided expert comment for the BBC on equal pay issues.

Since September 2013, Andrew has been commissioned to adapt his PhD thesis into a monograph by Routledge for publication in the summer of 2014; he has also won an Early Researcher Award Scheme grant to continue to develop his research in 2013/14; and he has embarked on a legal-historical research project with Prof Roger Seifert to investigate the implications for the development of religious freedom in employment of the Sikh bus drivers’ strike in Wolverhampton in 1969.

The regulation of ‘active’ religious expression by employees in the National Health Service