Identifying existing good practices within public financial management in the Global South, especially in sub-Saharan Africa
Critiques of the standard New Public Management reforms promoted by donors, including accrual accounting, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks, Integrated Financial Management Information Systems, programme budgeting, performance and risk based audit
Quantified work: technology and work including wearable tracking technologies and workplace surveillance in human resource processes including algorithmic decision-making, electronic performance monitoring, automation, and people analytics
Gig work and crowdsourcing
Risks workers face in the contexts of psychosocial and physical violence and harassment
Workers’ resistance and struggles: trade unions, alternative organising
Theoretical and philosophical influences: Marx, Gramsci, Federici, Spinoza and more; post-autonomists and post-Marxian; debates in international political economy, social reproduction, feminism, emotional and affective labour, science and technology, employment studies
I am interested in the intersections between family/leisure lives and work lives (paid, unpaid and voluntary). In particular I am interested in exploring these issues in the context of the non profit and voluntary sector and in considering the implications of changes in public service delivery for organisations and experiences of work within them. I am also interested in issues around women in management and cross cultural experiences of work and learning (including experiences of both formal education and workplace learning).