Dr Catherine Wilson

Department: Business, Management & Law

Office/Location: 01.41F, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0) 29 2041 7189

Email: cwilson@cardiffmet.ac.uk​​​

Staff Overview

Catherine Wilson began her academic career in 2007. She joined the Cardiff School of Management in 2010. Catherine has worked in the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) for a decade within two business schools. She has also taught and trained Public, Private and Third Sectors in leadership and management in Wales.

Catherine has undertaken a number of other roles in the school, she was Programme Director for Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Social Research Methods (PGCASR) and in 2019 Catherine designed and validated the BA (hons) Management and Leadership and has been Programme Director in CSM for this degree.

Her key areas of teaching include: HRM, leadership and management, performance, people and change management, equality and diversity, mental health and wellbeing, organisational culture and behaviour, employee relations, strategic people management, professional practice and research skills.

Prior to joining Cardiff Metropolitan University Catherine was a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of South Wales, her research focused on: Workplace Conflict, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Development, Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Leadership. She has also taught on a number of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in business and society.


Catherine is passionate about HRM and the student journey, she focuses on building a HRM identity and community, bringing real life examples into the classroom and the assessment. Within her teaching she has led on all her modules across the BA and MSc. She is leader for two modules on the MSc in Human Resource Management. She also supervises dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The BA (hons) Management and Leadership will begin in September 2022.


Leadership, Human Resource Management and Development and Change Management. Organisational Behaviour, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic management. Civil Society and Third Sector. Social Enterprise. Health and Wellbeing, Qualitative Research, Workplace Bullying, Identity, Employment relations, Workplace Conflict. Young people, national identity. Schools, wellbeing and teachers

Key Publications

Selected Publications​

  • Lewis, D., Sheehan, M. and Davies, C. (2010). 'Uncovering Workplace Bullying', Journal of Workplace Rights, 13, 3, 279-299 
  • Davies. C. C. and Dunkerely. D. (2006) 'Young People, Citizenship and Partnership', in Civil Society in Wales (eds. Graham Day, David Dunkerley and Andrew Thompson) Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Davies, C.C. and Phillips., R (2005)   (2005) 'History teaching and National Identity in the United Kingdom', in Education in Europe, (eds. Alessandro Cavalli).
  • Davies. C. C.  and Phillips., R (2005) 'The teaching of contemporary history in the United Kingdom', in History Teaching: An International Perspective.
  • Davies.C. C. (2003). Review of 'National Identity and Popular Culture' by Tim Edensor. Nations and Nationalism. July 2003

Conference's and Papers Presented. 

Catherine C Davies, Duncan Lewis, Michael Sheehan (2008). Responding to Organisational 'Noise' about Bullying: Opening Pandora's Box.  University of Quebec and Montreal.  6th International Conference on Workplace Bullying.  4-6th June 2008.

Catherine Clara Davies (2007) Teacher Health and Wellbeing, presented to the National Union of Teachers, Cardiff, 16th April 2007.

Catherine Clara Davies (2003). Devolution, Young People and the National Assembly. Presented to the Political Studies Association (PSA) conference, University Of Leicester, UK, 15-17April 2003.

Catherine Clara Davies (2003). 'Cool Cymu': National Identity and Young People.  Paper accepted for the British Sociological Youth Study Group (BSA) Conference, University of Northampton, September 11-13 2003.

Catherine Clara Davies and Robert Phillips (2002). The teaching of contemporary history and national identity. Presented to the European Teaching of Contemporary History conference, University of Turin, Italy, 15-18 October 2002.

Professional Reports

Brooks, S., Wilson, C., Rhisiart, M. and Clarke O. (2010) The Corporate Social Responsibility landscape of Wales.  A report prepared by University of Glamorgan Commercial Services for the Department for the Economy and Transport, the Welsh Assembly Government, Wales.

Lewis. D. and Wilson. C. (2009) Wales Annual Pay & Conditions Survey. A report prepared by University of Glamorgan for Acas Wales.

Lewis. D., and Wilson. C. (2010) Workplace Behaviours Survey for CAFCASS. Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan

Lewis. D., and Wilson. C. (2009) Workplace Behaviours Survey. A report prepared by Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan for the Welsh Assembly Government, Wales.

Other Projects and activities

Leadership, Management and SMES in Wales.

Leadership in the Construction Sector

The Corporate Social Responsibility of SMES in Wales

The prevalence of workplace bullying amongst teachers in the UK and the impact of their health and wellbeing.

Pay and Conditions Survey in Wales. 

A study on workplace bullying in a UK organisation.

The impact on public sector employees and co-workers in the workplace. 

National Identity among Young People in Wales.​

External Links

CIPD. The professional body for HR and people development

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)


Wales HR Network

ACAS Wales

Institute of Welsh Affairs