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Acas appoints professor of Workplace Futures

Tuesday 11 October 2005

Acas has appointed Dr Duncan Lewis of the University of Glamorgan Business School as its Professor of Workplace Futures.

ACAS Professor of Workplace Futures

Dr Lewis is an international authority on workplace bullying and has published numerous works in this important and emerging field. He and Acas will undertake a number of research projects in the months ahead including studies on ethnicity and workplace bullying and also on management and employee behaviours. The appointment is for three years.

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Lewis said;

'I am obviously delighted to be appointed but am doubly pleased to be working alongside such a prestigious and well regarded organisation as Acas. I have worked for a number of years with Acas in Wales and now look forward with enthusiasm to building on that relationship still further.'

John Taylor, Acas Chief Executive said;

'The close working relationship Acas has with the University of Glamorgan will only strengthen with Dr Lewis's appointment as Acas' Professor of Workplace Futures. I am looking forward to seeing the results of our work together.'

Notes to editors

1. Acas aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. It provides information, advice, training and a range of services working with employers and employees to prevent or resolve problems and improve performance. It is an independent statutory body governed by a Council consisting of the Acas Chair and employer, trade union and independent members.

2.  Acas' helpline, 08457 47 47 47, answered over 790,000 calls on employment related matters in 2003/04.