Reader in the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

I am a Reader in Human Resource Management in the Department of People and Organisations and the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) in the School of Business and Management.

I specialise in mapping socio-economic disparities in the quality of working life using large-scale survey and administrative data. Much of my work has focused on mapping the evolution in pay disparities across the occupational structure. In more recent years, I have developed interests in the quality of working life more broadly (job quality, wellbeing), as well in mapping disparities between genders and ethnic groups.

I regularly engage in consultancy and advisory work for government, trade unions, and professional bodies, both in the UK and internationally. My latest project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, explores disparities in the quality of working life across occupational groups to increase transparency and inform policies on the issue. The main findings are summarised in my forthcoming book Mapping Good Work (Bristol University Press) and at www.qualityofworkinglife.org.

I joined QMUL in 2019. Prior to QMUL, I held posts at the London School of Economics and the University of Surrey. Outside of QMUL, I have a part-time post at HKU SPACE, University of Hong Kong as part of the University of London International Programmes. I also serve on the Editorial Board at Work, Employment and Society and I am an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I hold degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford.

Experience

  • –present
    Reader in the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Oxford, DPhil Sociology