Visiting Professor of International Employment Relations
School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise
Jonathan Winterton is Professor of Employment and Director of International Development at Toulouse Business School, where he also coordinates the research group Travail Emploi Santé. Before assuming responsibility for International Development, Jonathan served 10 years as the School’s first Director of Research.
After an apprenticeship in engineering he gained a BSc (First Class Hons) in Industrial Technology from Bradford, MSc (Econ) in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Leeds. He was Lecturer in Industrial Technology at Bradford University and then Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at Bradford School of Management before being appointed to his first Chair as Professor of Employment and founding Director of the Employment Research Institute in Edinburgh in 1997; he moved to France in 2000.
Jonathan has been undertaking research on employment issues for 30 years, often in association with the trade unions and European Commission agencies and has managed over 50 research projects, many of an international character. Among his most well known works are Coal Crisis and Conflict: The 1984-85 Miners’ Strike in Yorkshire (Manchester University Press, 1989) and Developing Managerial Competence (Routledge, 1999), both written with Ruth Winterton. He is currently editing Trade Union Strategies for Competence Development, a book comparing union-led learning in eight European countries, which will be published by Routledge.