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Prof Ian Fitzgerald


Department: Newcastle Business School

He has been widely published in the field of Polish migrant workers and is regularly invited to lecture and present at universities across the UK and internationally. In addition to Polish migrant workers Ian has published and taught across a wide range of subjects including employee relations, project management, team dynamics and reward management. He is currently researching industrial relations in the engineering construction industry and its interplay with regulation at a national and European level. This research led to him recently fulfilling the role of national UK expert for the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers with regard to the posting of workers Directive. As well as leading a UK team of national experts investigating workers’ rights in the subcontract chain for the European Commission. He joined the University in 1998 after owning his own printing business in the City of London.

Campus Address

City Campus East 1
2nd Floor, room 207b
Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Trade Unions and the 2016 UK European Union Referendum, Fitzgerald, I., Beadle, R., Rowan, K. 1 Feb 2022, In: Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • Moral regulation and a good moral panic: UK Polish migrant workers and the 2016 EU Referendum, Fitzgerald, I., Smoczyński, R. 22 Jun 2021, In: Current Sociology
  • The changing nature of labour regulation: the distinctiveness of the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry, Clarke, L., Fitzgerald, I. 1 Mar 2020, In: Industrial Relations Journal
  • Brexit and the Polish ‘community’ in the North of England, Fitzgerald, I. 15 Jun 2017, North East Race Equality Forum: Challenging Race Hate Crime
  • Central and Eastern European Accession: Changing Perspectives on Migrant Workers, Fitzgerald, I., Smoczyński, R. Oct 2017, In: Social Policy and Society
  • Posted Workers Rights in the Subcontract Chain: A UK Context, Fitzgerald, I. May 2017, Protecting Mobility through Improving Labour Rights Enforcement in Europe
  • The intelligentsia informed habitus in social distance strategies of Polish migrants in the UK, Smoczynski, R., Fitzgerald, I., Zarycki, T. 3 May 2017, In: Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • The UK labour market and immigration: What a difference ten years makes, Fitzgerald, I., Smoczyński, R. 2017, Immigrants and the labour markets: Experiences from abroad and Finland, Turku, Abo Akademi University Press
  • Blacklisting in the construction industry: its history, context and implications, Clarke, L., Fitzgerald, I. 29 Jun 2016, British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) 66th Annual Conference
  • British exit (Brexit) Really? The Influence of Migrant Workers and the Financial Crisis, Fitzgerald, I. 27 Jun 2016, Expanding social sciences research: governance and migration studies Conference

  • Norhafizah Binti Safdin Start Date: 01/10/2022 End Date: 01/02/2023
  • Festus Ibi An exploration of the issues and challenges faced by refugees when applying for international protection under the International Protection Act 2015 in Ireland and the challenges faced by legal practioners when genuine cases are denied. Start Date: 13/09/2021
  • Patrick Hutchinson An Examination of Trade Union Impact upon Wages, Terms And Conditions in the UK National Health Service in Response to Wage Stagnation - Politics And Pay Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 31/07/2019
  • Patrick Glackin The Evolving Role of the Healthcare Assistant and its Implications for Regulation in the Republic of Ireland – A Case Study Approach Start Date: 07/10/2013 End Date: 14/07/2017
  • Lesley-Ann Gunton Exploring the role of UK public sector managers in rewarding their employees: A self-determination theory perspective Start Date: 02/03/2015 End Date: 10/10/2018

  • Industrial Relations PhD April 07 2014
  • MSc June 30 1992
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Other (please specify) Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2015

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