Ralph Fevre

Ralph is Professor of Social Research and Director of the Insight into Ill-treatment Research Programme, Cardiff University.Ralph Fevre- 150x150





Research Interests:

The social causes and effects of various forms of ill-treatment in the workplace: unreasonable treatment, unfair treatment, discrimination, bullying, harassment, workplace violence.


Fevre, R., Robinson, A., Lewis, D and Jones, T. ‘The Ill-treatment of Disabled Employees in British Workplaces’, Work, Employment and Society, 27 (2), 2013: 296-315, doi:10.1177/0950017012460311
Fevre, R., Lewis, D., Robinson A. and Jones, T. Trouble At Work, London: Bloomsbury, 2012.
Fevre, R., Lewis, D., Robinson, A. and Jones, T. ‘Insight into ill-treatment: patterns, causes and solutions’ Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice, 4(2) 2012: 245-277.

Fevre, R. and Lewis D. ‘Why ill-treatment at work is so hard to change’ People Management, June 2012 30-35.

Fevre, R., Lewis, D., Robinson A. and Jones, T. Insight into Ill-treatment in the Workplace, 42 pages. Cardiff: Cardiff School of Social Sciences, 2011

Jones, T. Robinson, A., Fevre, R. and Lewis, D. ‘Workplace Assaults in Britain: Understanding the Influence of Individual and Workplace Characteristics’ British Journal of Criminology 51(1): 159-178, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azq064  (ISSN: 0007-0955) 2011.

Fevre. R., Grainger, H. and Brewer, R., ‘Discrimination and Unfair Treatment in the Workplace’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49:S2 July pp. s207–s235 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00798.x (ISSN: 0007–1080) 2011.

Fevre, R., Robinson, A., Jones, T. and Lewis, D. ‘Researching workplace bullying: the benefits of taking an integrated approach’  International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 71 – 85. 2010.

Fevre, R., Nichols, T., Prior, L. and Rutherford, I. Fair Treatment at Work Report: Findings from the 2008 Survey, Employment Relations Research Series No. 103, London: Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, 244 pages, 2009.

Fevre, R., Robinson, A., Jones, T. and Lewis, D. Work Fit For All – Disability, Health And The Experience Of Negative Treatment In The British Workplace, Insight Report No.1, London: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 2008.

Recent Funding:

·ESRC (RES-062-23-312) Ralph Fevre, Trevor Jones, Duncan Lewis and Amanda Robinson, Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Britain with Special Reference to Race and Ethnicity, £706,286, 1/4/07 to 31/07/11 (ESRC Contribution: £565,029; the project was also supported by Cardiff University, Acas, the CRE and the Runnymede Trust).

·Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Ralph Fevre and Theo Nichols, The Fair Treatment Survey 2008, £75,720, 11/1/08 to 30/06/2009.

Links to other websites:

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