Gregor Gall is Research Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Hertfordshire. He lives in Edinburgh and was previously Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Stirling. He researches and writes primarily about unions and industrial relations, with a particular interest in the labour movement and the politics of Scotland. He is author of The Political Economy of Scotland: Red Scotland? Radical Scotland? (University of Wales Press, 2005), Sex Worker Union Organising: an international study (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), Tommy Sheridan: from hero to zero? A political biography (Welsh Academic Press, 2012) and a frequent contributor to the Morning Star, editor of the journal, Scottish Labour History, and a member of the editorial board of the Scottish Left Review.