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James  Morris

James Morris

Senior Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 3571 ext. 3571 Room no. RM121


Having graduated with a degree in BA (Hons) Business Studies, James held a variety of retail management positions before taking the commercial experience, gained from his early career in roles in both small and large retail organisations, into the human resource management and development arena, where he has held a number of management and senior leadership roles. Whilst working within the HR environment James studied for his CIPD qualifications, gaining the Solent CIPD Student of the Year Award in the process and he then undertook an MA in HR.

Having held specialist roles in recruitment and selection, reward management, employee relations, workforce planning and policy development, as well as in generalist HR consultancy and HR leadership, he is currently senior HR business partner at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and has recently played a critical leadership role in a number of major business transformation programmes. 

James’ lecturing and tutoring experience is extensive and has involved undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes including research and dissertation supervision and unit leadership of CIPD units at both ‘level 5’ and ‘level 7’.  

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Teaching experience

    James' teaching experience includes blended learning, unit leading, research report supervision and more. Follow the link below for more information...
    • Resourcing and talent management (unit leader).
    • Improving organisational performance (unit leader).
    • Organisational development.
    • MA dissertation & management research report supervision.
    • Certificate in personnel practice/HR practice.
    • People and organisations (blended learning).
    • MBA – principles of human resources.
    • Employment and society.
    • Human resource management.
    • Managing and leading people.
  2. Professional/subject associations; learned societies

    James' subject associations include being a chartered member of CIPD (Chartered institute of Personnel and Development). For more details, follow the link below...
    • Chartered member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).
    • Member of Institute of Leadership and Management.
    • Registered British Psychological Society (BPS) member [levels A and B] (occupational psychology).