"I have lifelong belief that by harnessing the embedded knowledge and experience that exists in a typical workplace, more efficient and responsive systems of employment relations can be devised and implemented".

Denis Gregory

BSC Econ (hons)

Additional Training
Lay member training as panel member of Reading Employment Tribunal

Denis Gregory

Labour economist and former director of the Trade Union Research Unit (TURU) at Ruskin College, Oxford. For many years, taught the BA degree in International Labour and Trade Union Studies at Ruskin College.

Provided research and consultancy support to trade union negotiators in a variety of industries and services including car manufacture, health service, maritime transport and utilities.


Consultancy and training in the development and implementation of dialogue based approaches to effective employment relations.


Academic research and teaching career at Ruskin College 1971 to 2010. Research, consultancy and training experience through the Trade Union Research Unit at Ruskin over the same period. Research Director (secondment) at Wales TUC 1975-1982. Member of MSC Committee for Wales 1977-82. Founder and board member of Wales Co-operative Development and Training Centre 1981-84 . Expert advisor to the EU’s Economic and Social Committee Transport and External relations sub committees 1995 -2001. Lay panel member of the Reading Employment Tribunal, 2010-2016. Associate consultant at Strathesk 2019 to date.


Extensive publication of papers in peer reviewed journals and book chapters in the general field of labour relations, work organisation and health and safety at the workplace.  

Co-edited with Tony Huzzard and Regan Scott ‘Strategic Unionism and Partnership. Boxing or Dancing?’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) More recently Co-authored with Maarten van Klaveren and Kea Tijdens: ‘Multinational Companies and Domestic Firms in Europe’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Co-edited with Maarten van Klaveren and Thorsten Schulten: ‘Minimum Wages, Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe.

A labour perspective’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Co -authored with Maarten van Klaveren: ‘Restoring Multi-Employer Bargaining in Europe: prospects and challenges’ (ETUI, 2019) Co-edited with Maarten van Klaveren : ‘What about the workers-40 years of labour consultancy in Europe’ forthcoming (Wage Indicator Foundation 2020) 

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