Dr Phoebe Moore

Associate Professor of the Futures of Work


Dr Phoebe Moore is an internationally respected expert on technology and work. Her expertise in online work and digitalisation is providing an invaluable insight into home working during COVID-19, the impact of changing working expectations on employees and the psychosocial pressures people are feeling that result from online work expectations.

Dr Moore is currently exploring the fast-tracked shift to homeworking during COVID-19 and its implications for employee well-being. Such a quick shift from the office to home raises concerns about where an employer’s responsibility to its workers becomes intrusive. The technology many people rely on to carry out their jobs has the potential to become an avenue for surveillance for employers, logging working hours amongst other markers of performance. Dr Moore is exploring how to prevent the private-public workspace from collapsing by protecting workers from invasive management practices.


  • Empirical categories: technology in workplaces and workspaces, including wearable tracking technologies and workplace surveillance in human resource processes including algorithmic decision-making, electronic performance monitoring, automation, and people analytics; artificial intelligence (AI) augmented systems, tools and applications in the workplace; platform/gig work and crowdsourcing; risks and possible benefits workers face in these contexts for occupational safety and health (OSH); psychosocial and physical violence and harassment.
  • Theoretical and philosophical influences: digital sociology, critical theory, social reproduction, feminism, emotional and affective labour, science and technology, work and employment studies, human resources, humans as resource, human computer interaction, debates in critical international political economy.


Single authored monographs

Moore, PV (2018) The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts, Advances in Sociology series (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Advances in Sociology series) ISBN 9781138674066

Reviewed in the following:

David Beer, Saori Shibata, Review Symposium Information, Communication & Society 26/02/2018

Deborah N. Brewis, Organization 10/04/18

Jamie Morgan, Capital & Class 20/05/18

Moore, PV (2010) The International Political Economy of Work and Employability (Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series) ISBN 0230517943.

Reviewed in Global Discourse (2011) Volume 2: Issue II: Special Issue Part 2: Review Symposium Examining the Contemporary Relevance of Marxism.

Moore, PV (2012/2007) Globalisation and Labour Struggle in Asia: A Neo-Gramscian Critique of South Korea’s Political Economy (I.B. Tauris). ISBN 1845113780. Paperback published November 2012 ISBN 1780760337.

Reviewed in Capital & Class (2010) February (34), 144-146.


I am happy to consider applications for PhD research in the areas I research.


  • Big Data and People Analytics in Human Resources
  • Management in Practice
  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Doctoral Training: Research Philosophy
  • DSocSci: Foundations in Research Science
  • Dissertation Preparation

Administrative Responsibilities

  • ULSB Athena SWAN Lead and Committee Director Equalities, Diversity, Inclusion and Development (SED)
  • Co-founder: Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Modelling (AIDAM)
  • Director - Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy (CPPE)
  • Co-lead: Leicester Artificial Intelligence Network (LAIN)
  • ULSB Research Development Officer
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF) Internal Review Team

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