Research Themes

Working Lives: Uncertainties and Futures

This theme explores the changing nature and political economy of work and employment and the character of jobs and working lives. We investigate gender and inequalities at work, changing relationships between paid and unpaid work, new forms of work and the impacts of informal and precarious work. We also conduct research into labour processes, skills for work, work regulation, management and managerialism, migration in regional and global labour markets and labour history. Our focus is on improving working lives and well-being through access to decent work.

~ Theme Leader - Dr Fiona Macdonald