Gareth Thomas was Head of the School of Law from 2006 to 2010.

He has taught at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. His main interests are trade union law, employment law and the law of contract. He is author of 'The Trade Union Acts 1992 and 1993', co-author of 'Industrial Law' (5th ed, 1993), and an editor of 'Sweet & Maxwell's Encyclopedia of Employment Law'.

All Publications

Smith, I., Thomas, G.


Smith & Wood's Employment Law,

Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN 978-0199287291

UEA Repository



Key Research Interests


The New Law on Disability Discrimination (Sweet & Maxwell London 1997)

Smith and Wood on Employment Law (9th edn OUP Oxford 2007) forthcoming (with I Smith)

Halsbury’s Laws of England, Vol 47 (Trade, Industry and Industrial Relations), 4th ed (2001 Reissue), pp. 471-853. (With Ian Smith)

Gareth has regularly contributed updates to the Sweet and Maxwell Encyclopaedia of Employment Law

Journal Articles

Gareth's journal articles include

"Taking stress seriously: employer's liability for stress related injury at work" (1996) 3 Personal Injury 47-63