Postgraduate research

Social science, Doctor of

Dr Daniel Dan Bishop

  • Workplace learning and employee development
  • Informal learning at work
  • Training and workplace learning in small organisations
  • Initial and continuing development in the professions
  • Staff development in schools, colleges and universities

Mr Paul Brook

  • Emotional Labour and Emotion Work
  • Labour Process Analysis
  • Medical Labour Process and Clinical Work
  • Service Work
  • Service Worker Trade Unionism 

Paul Conville

  • Institutional change in capitalist systems
  • Social theories of Bourdieu and Boltanski
  • Language (especially definition) as an organising practice

Dr Anne-Marie Greene

  • Diversity practitioners
  • Faith workers and clergy
  • Work with a calling or mission
  • Volunteering and management in the voluntary sector
  • Trade union organisation

Dr Nikolaus Hammer

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Global Value Chains and Inter-Firm Relations
  • Comparative Work and Employment Relations in Europe
  • International Industrial Relations and Trade Unionism 

Dr Marti Lopez-Andreau

  • Trajectories and careers (transitions, promotions, etc.)
  • Changes in employment regulation institutions
  • Industrial relations, including union practices and emerging forms of protest/collective action at workplace level
  • Precarious work, precarious workers and insecurity in the workplace
  • Life-course analysis
  • Mix-methods designs

Professor Peter Nolan

  • Ageing in the Workplace
  • Industrial Relations
  • Inter-generational conflict at Work
  • Labour Markets and Economic Performance

Dr Reka Plugor

  • Transitions into and out of work (education, precarious employment, retirement, sick leave and maternity/paternity leave)
  • (Higher education) student experience
  • Employee experience and employee experience management
  • MSP – the experiences of people in multiple status positions
  • Labour turnover – particularly how it is affected by employee actions (i.e. working hours, overtime and absence)
  • Qualitative methods and analysis
  • Quantitative methods and analysis

Deborah Price

  • Self and social identity

Eimer Sparham

  • The relationship of National Culture and studying via Distance Learning
  • High Performance Work Practices
  • Women Breadwinners

Dr Katharine Venter

  • Gender, Careers, and Work-Life Balance
  • Parenting of Chronically Ill and Disabled Children
  • Parent Carers in the Labour Market
  • Learning and Skills Development in the Third Sector
  • Learning and Skills in Chinese Enterprises
  • Implications of National Culture for Learning and for Employment Practices

Dr Glynne Williams

  • Employment/Industrial Relations, in particular:
  • Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies
  • Outsourcing
  • Public Sector Restructuring
  • Role and Implications of ‘Social Enterprise

Professor Stephen Wood

  • Nature of High Involvement Management and Impact on Well-Being and Organisational Performance
  • Teamworking among Software Engineers
  • Staff Morale in Mental Health In-Patient Care
  • Family-Friendly Management - Nature, Predictors of Use, and Performance Effects
  • Work/Non-Work Conflict among Portfolio Workers
  • Bullying at Work
  • Job Design in Call Centres
  • Social and Economic Challenges of Nanotechnology

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