Staff Profiles: John Hepworth

John Hepworth

Staff Profile: John Hepworth
Academic Course Leader [HRM] and Senior Lecturer

John Hepworth

John Hepworth

Academic Course Leader [HRM] and Senior Lecturer

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

I am a senior lecturer, covering HR/Leadership-related topics.


I have been working in Human Resource Management for over 25 years, with people management experience in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. As a part-time lecturer, I'm able to bring this knowledge and understanding to the postgraduate and undergraduate taught and work-based learning programmes offered by the university. I holds a Master’s degree in HRM and I'm a Fellow of the CIPD. I also run my own HR consultancy, specialising in learning and development and performance improvement.


Award Title Institution Date
Masters Human Resource Management University of Gloucestershire 2009
EFPA Level 2 British Psychological Society Qualifications in Test Use British Psychological Society 1991
BA (Hons) Business Studies Leicester Polytechnic 1987


July 2008 Fellow of the CIPD; July 1991 Graduate of the CIPD, University of Gloucestershire

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Fellow of the Higher Eduation Academy. 

Teaching and research


Sept 2017 - present: Academic Course Leader for HRM Programmes: 

CIPD Level 7; CIPD Level 5; Master's in HRM; Master's Stage in HRM 

Jan 2007 - present: part-time Senior Lecturer, responsible for:

Undergraduate Business Management; Certificate in Management Studies; Diploma in Management Studies; PG Cert in HRM, U.K. and Kazakhstan; PG Cert in Personal and Professional Development, Work-based learning, Nexus


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


2018: Delivery of paper at CIPD Applied Research Conference: ‘Ethics and contemporary HRM: A survey of HRM/D practitioners’.

2009: Dissertation for Masters degree on ‘Commitment to the goals of an organisation: an investigation’. 


External responsibilities

Consultancy in Human Resource Management since 2005

Professional positions

2007 - 2010 Chair of the CIPD Gloucestershire Branch