Teaching Responsibilities


After gaining BSc, MSc and MBA qualifications I have been involved in wide-ranging research into the areas of industrial relations (evaluating Union Learn projects), employability skills (stakeholder expectations on the employability skills of postgraduate students) and health and social work (Pathways to Work project).

I am currently finalising my PhD studies (university scholarship) at the Work and Employability Relations division of Leeds University’s Business School. This research aims to explore the extent and nature of employer demand across a UK highly skilled cluster, examined from the perspective of two key stakeholders.

During my PhD studies I jointly published work in 2012 that explored the impact of public sector cuts on voluntary and community sector organisations serving BME communities from across the deprived inner city areas of West Yorkshire (http://leeds.academia.edu/FatimaMalik).

I have also worked as a research fellow (2006–08) on a European Social Fund project that explored the practical difficulties experienced by SMEs in managing the work-life balance of their staff

Recent Publications

Malik, F. and Stuart, M. (2013 under review). “Skills formation within a UK highly-skilled Industry and line management influence.” Under Review by The Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change. (CERIC) Working Paper Series. Work & Employment Relations Division, Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds.

Malik. F (2013, Forthcoming).  Book Review: “Knowledge, Skills and Competence in the European Labour market – What’s in a Vocational Qualification?” By Michaela Brockman, Linda Clarke and Christopher Winch.  Work, Employment and Society.

Malik, F., McKie, L., Hogg, G., Beattie, R. (2010) ‘A Toolkit to support Human Resource Practice.’ Personnel Review, Vol. 39(3), pp. 287-305.

Malik, F. (2010). Book Review: ‘Investor engagement: investors & management practice under shareholder value.’ By Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, Tahir M. Nissar. BSA: Sociology Journal. Vol. 44(1), pp. 172-4.

Publications on practice:

Lachman R. Malik, F. (February, 2012) “West Yorkshire Public Sector Cuts: The impact on the BME Voluntary & Community Sector.” JUST West Yorkshire & Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds. Funded by the Leeds Social Science Institute: Higher Education Innovation Fund (www.justwestyorkshire.info/)

Malik, F. (2007). ‘Work-life Balance: A Practical Guide to Policies & Practices’. European Social Fund Commission, Glasgow Caledonian University & Heriot Watt University. (www.organisationsworkandcare.org)

Bryden, J., Malik, F., Sutherland, A., Wright, G. (2005-06). “Title of Practice – creating and using a database of frequently used feedback comments when marking students’ written coursework (Strategic Management) (http://tltt.strath.ac.uk)

Maxwell, G., Williamson, E., Malik, F., McFarlane, E. (2006). Employability Skills of Caledonian Business School Post-graduate Programs. Caledonian Business School in-house project

MBA dissertation (with distinction) (2005) – ‘ISO certification impact on constructs of TQM – a departmental analysis’

Recent conference papers:

“Driving a Strategic Employer-Demand-Led Approach across High Skills Ecosystems Industries.” (poster presentation). International Labour Process Conference, The University of Leeds

“To what extent is skills policy drive employer demand-led within UK High Skills Ecosystems?” Presentation of research. Annual Doctoral Conference, Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds on 16th June, 2010

“Driving a Strategic employer Demand-led approach across UK High Skills Ecosystems” (poster presentation) at the Annual Doctoral Conference, Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds on 17th June, 2010

“The impact of Training (policy & practice) on High Skills Ecosystems.” Centre for Employment Relations Innovation & Change Conference, Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds on 25th May, 2009

‘Work-Life balance across the Life Stages within SMEs – Developing a Toolkit.’ by Malik, F., McKie, L., Hogg, G., Beattie, R. presented by Fatima Malik at the CRFR Conference, The University of Edinburgh on 30th November, 2007