Tony Dobbins

Tony Dobbins is Professor of Employment Studies at Bangor University. Before arriving at Bangor Business School, Tony was employed in various positions in both academia and the private and public sectors. He was formerly an Irish Research Council (IRC) funded Research Fellow at the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, National University of Ireland Galway. Tony also spent a number of years as a journalist in Dublin with the weekly independent publication, Industrial Relations News (IRN), during which time he acquired extensive practical experience of reporting on a wide range of employment relations issues. He has significant wider external engagement research experience, with involvement in a number of employment relations/HRM projects with various organisations in Europe, Ireland, and UK, including the European Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Ireland’s National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), Everton Football Club. Tony’s academic research has been funded by several bodies (European Commission, Irish Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust). His research has been published in world leading journals likeBritish Journal of Industrial Relations, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Work Employment & Society. His research has also appeared in books from leading publishers, including Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Edward Elgar. Tony is on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment & Society (4 star ABS journal), and a visiting professor at Sheffield Business School. He has significant media/external impact, with his research/analysis being publicized by BBC Radio 4, The Conversation, The Guardian, Canada Globe and Mail.

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How football’s richest clubs fail to pay staff a real living wage

English football’s top flight, the Premier League, dominates the sporting world’s league tables for revenue. Star players, managers and executives command lucrative wages. Thanks to the biggest TV deal in world football, the 20 Premier League clubs share £10.4 billion between them. But this wealth bonanza is not being distributed fairly within...

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