The Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) studies the way that digital technologies are reshaping work and the impact on employers, workers and their representatives, job seekers and governments.
Our research aims to generate new knowledge about the benefits, opportunities, risks and challenges of these changes that is theoretically informed, empirically evidenced and policy relevant.
Through our research, events, publications and engagement with policymakers, commercial and third sector organisations, we aim to inform current debates about the future of work and develop a compelling, empirical basis for effective policy-making.
ESRC Funding and Partners
Digit has been established with an investment from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), commencing in January 2020 for five years.
The centre is co-directed by Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly (The University of Sussex Business School) and Professor Mark Stuart (Leeds University Business School). Additional partners include the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge and Manchester in the UK and Monash in Australia.
We also work with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations to advise on the coproduction of research outputs to inform academic knowledge, business practice and policy reform. See Knowledge Exchange Partners.