I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, a part of the University of Kent, UK. I am the author of the book "The Flexibility Paradox: why flexible working leads to (self-)exploitation" published by Policy Press: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/the-flexibility-paradox
My research interest lies in explaining work-life balance and labour market insecurities of individuals through working conditions and welfare state institutions in a comparative perspective. I am also interested in gender inequalities within the labour market and in the household.
I was the Principal Investigator of an ESRC funded project that examines flexible working, its prevalent and its outcomes on a wide range of issues including work-family conflict.
see http://www.wafproject.org for more
I received funding from the UK Cabinet Office Government Equalities Office to examine how shared child care between mothers and fathers in hetrosexual couple household lead to a wide range of well-being outcomes for the family.