Our ESRC-funded research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments.

Forthcoming events

12 October 2022

Professor Fang Lee Cooke provides an overview of research on digitally enabled gig employment and the implications for human resource management research and practice.

2 November 2022

Dr Becky Faith asks who is being left behind by the digital transformation and how can we imagine a more inclusive digital future for Sussex? 

16 November 2022

Professor Thomas Kochan asks how researchers can take an activist role in studying how to best design and use technology for the common good.

Latest Publications

Digital Poverty in the UK

Faith, B., Hernandez, K. and Beecher, J. (2022), IDS Policy Briefing 202, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

Furloughing and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the UK: Managers’ experiences and perspectives

Stuart, M., Spencer, D., McLachlan, C., Forde, C. (2021) University of Leeds

Innovation Analytics: Tools for Competitive Advantage

Edited by Subramanian, N., Ponnambalam, S.G., Janardhanan, M. (2022) World Scientific

Theorising labour unrest and trade unionism in the platform economy

Joyce, S., Stuart, M. and Forde, C. (2022), New Technology, Work and Employment

Latest Blogs

Research in progress: Reflections at Digit’s halfway point

5 October 2022

Midway through the first phase of Digit's funding, some reflections from our annual research meeting.

There is a robot doing my job! Am I doomed?

15 September 2022

What happened to the revolutionary retail model of unmanned supermarkets introduced by Chinese tech giant Alibaba?

Contested delivery platforms in Argentina: what do platform workers want?

20 July 2022

In South America, “health and safety” is one of the main demands in platform labour protests.

Latest news

Job opportunity: Research Fellow – Cambridge

16 September 2022

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a new Research Fellow (Research Associate or Research Assistant) to work on a project exploring employment regulation and the digitalisation of work as part of Digit.

Digit researchers’ policy brief on Digital Poverty

13 September 2022

A new policy brief by Digit researchers highlights that 1 in 10 of England’s poorest households (9 percent) reduce spending on food or clothes to afford phone or home internet.

Digit researcher presents at the Future of Work & Wellbeing Conference – Postponed

7 September 2022

Dr Wil Hunt talks about his research at this event organised by the Institute for the Future of Work (IFOW). POSTPONED

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