Professor becomes Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Adrian Wilkinson
Professor Adrian Wilkinson

Griffith University’s Professor Adrian Wilkinson has become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Being an RSA Fellow depends on having made a contribution to society in a cultural or arts-related sphere. The RSA states that, Fellows attach the letters FRSA after their name. The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) was founded in 1754, and has a wealth of notable achievements and Fellows in its 250-year history. It is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability to close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.

The RSA Fellowship is a powerful national and international network of accomplished individuals. The RSA Fellowship is a diverse and multidisciplinary group of people united by a desire to positively change the world. Fellows include scientists, philosophers and environmentalists; leaders in the commercial, voluntary and public sectors; designers and architects; social entrepreneurs; innovative practitioners of literature, film, dance, and the visual arts; opinion formers and journalists.

Adrian is Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University and holds Visiting Professorships at Loughborough University, Sheffield University and the University of Durham. He is also an Academic Fellow at the Centre for International Human Resource Management at the Judge Institute, University of Cambridge.

Adrian has contributed to public debate and research into many aspects of human resource management and employment relations and is well known for his work on employee involvement and voice. He has authored and edited some twenty books, over a hundred refereed journal articles and more than fifty book chapters. He has attracted grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the NHS Executive, the Nuffield Foundation, the Society of Human Resource Management in the US and the Australian Research Council.

In 2008, Adrian was appointed to the Australian Research Council College of Experts. He also acts as a referee for several other research councils including the ESRC, the EPSRC (UK), the National Science Foundation (US) and the Hong Kong University Grants Committee.

Adrian is a Fellow and Accredited Examiner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK and a Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute. He was appointed as both an Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Research Fellow and a British Academy of Management Fellow in 2010. Last year the United Kingdom Academy of Social Sciences bestowed upon Professor Wilkinson the award of Academician in recognition of his contribution to social science research.