Huw Thomas is Lecturer in Work, Employment, Organization and Public Policy in the School of Management, University of Bristol (2018-). He was previously a Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol (2016-18). Between January 2013 and December 2014, he agreed a ‘suspension of studies’ from his ESRC funded PhD to work full-time at the International Labour Organization (ILO) focusing on a range of projects including the transport sector, the rural economy and labour standards in global production networks.
He has also undertaken research for other international organisations, specifically the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). He leads the Faculty Research Group for Global Political Economy at the University of Bristol and is a founding editor of the Bristol University Press online magazine Futures of Work.
Dr Thomas’ research focuses on the impact of global production networks on the promotion and protection of decent work in a number of economic sectors, most notably the plantations and transport sectors and the role of international organisations in governing these networks. His research has been published in leading publications such as Human Relations and the British Journal of Industrial Relations.