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Prof Ian Fitzgerald


Department: Newcastle Business School

Before coming to Northumbria Ian jointly owned a print business in the City of London. He is now a Professor of Employment Relations at Newcastle Business School. His research focuses on employment relations and the exploitation of migrant workers, with a particular focus on Polish migrant workers. He has undertaken research funded by a variety of funders including the European Commission, UK local, regional and national Governments, the ESRC, the British Academy and a number of practitioners, including the TUC. He has also led on anti-racist and modern slavery practitioners training of Northumbria Staff and members of external business at Northumbria. Finally, he was one of four experts providing wage level information with regard to blacklisted workers.

Ian is currently Unit of Assessment and Impact lead for Newcastle Business School.

Ian Fitzgerald

Campus Address

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

(1) Industrial relations, recently in the engineering construction industry and UK and European regulation; (2) Migration and in particular Polish workers and UK communities and recently refugees; (3) Blacklisting in the construction industry.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Moral regulation and a good moral panic: UK Polish migrant workers and the 2016 EU Referendum, Fitzgerald, I., Smoczyński, R. 1 May 2023, In: Current Sociology
  • Trade Unions and the 2016 UK European Union Referendum, Fitzgerald, I., Beadle, R., Rowan, K. 1 Feb 2022, In: Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • 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
  • 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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