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Dr Nick Attwood

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Nick joined Newcastle Business School in 2005 from Teesside University after five years leading undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. He teaches in the field of employment relations and employee rewards and has completed a PhD researching the interaction of employment relationships and reward systems. Nick lead the School’s professional doctorate programmes, the DBA and DBL from 2010 to 2015.

He is a member of British Universities Industrial Relations Association. Nick spent many years in local government and the trade union movement before becoming a Lecturer.




Campus Address

CCE1 211

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My main research interests concern theorising the links between the employment relationship and employee reward systems.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An evaluation of organisational commitment in the non-Western context of Nigeria, Ogba, I., Ituma, A., Creaby-Attwood, N., Garba, A. 14 Sep 2011, British Academy of Management Annual Conference (BAM 2011): Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in a Challenging Environment
  • Business performance management, Yeoh, K., Mitchinson, B., Shokri, A., Sutherland, M., Creaby-Attwood, N. 2011
  • Do I not like that! Reward preferences and ideology in the employment relationship, Creaby-Attwood, N. 6 May 2011, Northumbria Research Conference
  • Rewarding Relationships: A Study of the Interaction of Employment Relationships and Employee Rewards Systems in Two Unionised Private Sector Organisations, Creaby-Attwood, N. 22 Nov 2010
  • Rewarding Relationships: interactions between employees' reward preferences and their relationships with bargaining parties, Creaby-Attwood, N. Jul 2008, Reward Management - Facts and Trends in Europe, Pabst, Wolfgang Science

PGR Supervision

  • Sharmin Shobnom Exploring the impact of organizational reward practices on employee retention: Comparative Analysis between the Public and Private Sectors of Bangladesh Nursing Industry Start Date: 02/06/2015 End Date: 18/07/2018
  • Helen Manns The Environmental Manager as Organisational Change Agent Start Date: 01/09/2015 End Date: 14/12/2017
  • Susan Abbott Working on the Margins? An Investigation of the Role of Local Authority Equality/ Diversity Practitioners Start Date: 02/02/2014 End Date: 13/11/2014
  • Helen Manns The Environmental Manager as Organisational Change Agent Start Date: 01/09/2015 End Date: 14/12/2017

Further Information

My main focus is the development of unique classes which allow students to develop complex and realistic skills in simulated environments. These are currently focussed upon the employment relationship and employee rewards.


  • Human Resource Management PhD April 04 2005
  • Teaching & Learning PGCE June 30 2000
  • Human Resource Management MA December 10 1997
  • Chartered Fellow (FCIPD) Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005

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