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Mr John Hepworth

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource 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.


  • 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 & Research


Sept 2017 – present: Academic Course Leader for CPS Level 5 Intermediate (CIPD) HRM

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

Post-graduate and under-graduate teaching related to HRM and leadership; apprenticeship provision for the Senior Leader Apprenticeship


2018: Dawson, D., Hepworth, J., Bugaian, L. and Williams, S. (2018). The drivers of Higher Education leadership competence: a study of Moldovan HEI’s. Studies in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1557135

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’.


More publications from Mr John Hepworth can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Consultancy in Human Resource Management since 2005

Professional positions

2007 - 2010 Chair of the CIPD Gloucestershire Branch