Martin Goodman

Personal Profile

Martin is currently a visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds. He is a former HR career professional who has worked extensively in the UK, France and elsewhere as an HR director, management consultant and interim. In a career of more than 40 years he has worked for some 70 organisations, including major global businesses, government departments and international inter-governmental agencies. He holds a PhD in French from the University of Leeds in the UK where he researched contemporary French storytelling on workplace bullying in novels, films and plays. He also holds Masters’ degrees in Comparative Literature (London) and Management Studies (Durham) , as well as a diplôme approfondi de langue française from the French Ministry of National Education. He has a life-long interest in theatre and is former Chair of one of the UK’s oldest community theatres, the Abbey Theatre in St Albans, just north of London. He is also a Trustee of the Young People’s Puppet Theatre.

Research Interests

Martin is currently researching the impact of slavery on the social development of St Albans in Hertfordshire, UK and translating a French farce into English by the nineteenth century playwright, Georges Feydeau.

Selected Publications

Goodman, M. Bastards at Work: Universal Lessons on Bullying from Contemporary French Storytelling, (2021) Oxford: Peter Lang

Goodman, M. The Bastard in Le Bureau – Universal lessons from three modern French plays (2020) Kindle digitalhe IDS International HR Due Diligence Checklist

Goodman, M. and Burgess, P. The IDS international HR due diligence checklist (2000,2005,2008) London: Incomes Data Services