Maureen Royce

Liverpool Business School

As an experienced and enthusiastic educator with a practitioner business background I have worked internally at LJMU and externally help to shape inclusive and fair practice. I have developed teaching and learning within my professional field of HR and work extensively as a volunteer with CIPD. Inclusive practice and the power of this to change lives drives my involvement with inclusion related projects both within LJMU and in the wider community. I am passionate about supporting and encouraging engagement with learning. Creating a learning environment where new methodologies, technologies and difference can be welcomed will be part of the challenge facing educators in an increasingly volatile student market. I am a PhD candidate in Modern History and my thesis is the Experiences of Education 1944-1979 in Everton, Liverpool. This work supports my thinking in inclusive educational practice as class inequality continues to disadvantage those whose talents society badly needs. Working as a volunteer with Amnesty International, DaDaFest and the Bluecoat I have gained the strategic and financial management experience to support organisations, particularly those working with a volunteer base, to sustainable positions.


2021, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MRes Modern History
1992, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MSc, Management Sciences
1977, University of Bradford, United Kingdom, BSc History and Politics


2021, CIPD Companion conferred January 2021, United Kingdom, Companion, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
2019, Chartered Association of Business Schools, United Kingdom, CMBE
2011, Higher Education Academy, Fellow
2009, CIPD, Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Academic appointments

Associate Director, Accreditation, Faculty of Business and Law, Liverpool Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, 2021 - present
Project Lead - Young DaDaFest, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Associate Dean - Education, Liverpool Business School, LJMU, 2016 - present
KTP Lead, HR and Volunteering, British Red Cross, 2004 - 2007
Principal Lecturer - Human Resource Management, Liverpool Business School, LJMU, 1995 - present

Postgraduate training

PhD Induction, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present


Stevens M, Royce M, Jariwala J, Soehren D. 2022. Enhancing Teaching Practice in Higher Education Kreß B, Kuße H. International Perspectives on Scientific Teaching and Learning Peter Lang. DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Royce M, Marston W. 2016. Planning to meet personal learning and development needs Stewart J. Learning and Development: Context, Practice and Measurement 1 :25-25 London Author Url Publisher Url

Royce MA. 2014. Cureton PJ, Royce, M. Acting Professionally and Ethically In Editors: Stewart J, Cureton P. 288 pages. CIPD 01 Jun 2014 (Chapter) cureton P, stewart J. Designing and Delivering Learning and Development: essentials for practice.

Royce MA. 2011. Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Butler M, Rose E. Introduction to Organisational Behaviour CIPD. London 9781843982470

Royce MA, Doherty B, Meehan K, Meehan J, Mason C, Foster G. 2009. Management for Social Enterprise Foster G, Doherty B, Mason C, Meehan J, Meehan K, Royce M. Management for Social Enterprise Sage Publications Ltd 9781412947497 DOI Publisher Url


Houlden N, Royce M, Al Khateeb A, Melis C. 2022. Don’t be a sage, get off the stage: the evolving role of the business educator Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Royce MA, Clifford D. 2008. Equality, Diversity, Ethics and Management in Social Work Education Journal of Social Work Education, 27 :3-18 DOI Publisher Url

Royce MA. 2007. Reality from rhetoric - a case study of equal opportunities delivery in a UK Higher Education institution The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7 :167-176

Royce MA. 2007. Managing People - delivering change. A study of HRM practice in the Social Enterprise sector Journal of Social Enterprise, 3

Other invited event:

Good Work policy national advisory meetings, Manchester, Input into policy development for the CIPD Good Work Agenda. 2023

Membership of professional bodies:

SEDA PDF Committee Member, SEDA. 2022

Chartered Association of Business Schools - Learning and Teaching Committee, CABS. 2018

Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2009

Fellow, CIPD.


Companion, Chartered CIPD. 2021

First Prize - Teaching and Learning 2018, UFHRD. 2018

External collaboration:

Liverpool City Council, Come2gether - Fair economy. 2019

External committees:

CIPD Merseyside and North Cheshire Branch, CIPD, Education Adviser. 2018

North Area Partnership, CIPD, Committee member and Student Conference Coordinator. 2018

CIPD Branch Merseyside, North Wales, Cheshire, Isle of Man, CIPD, Academic Advisor. 2011

CIPD Liverpool Group, CIPD, Secretary. 2010

Board of Trustees, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Board member ( HR Lead). 2008

Conference organisation:

North Area Partnership CIPD Student Conference 2019, Joint Lead. 2018

Editorial boards:

Journal of Social Enterprise, Editorial board.