To supplement the initial ESRC investment in the £8 million centre researchers have also secured additional funding from a range of sources for related projects that are housed within the Digit centre. The aim of these related projects is to provide catalysts initiatives to encourage interdisciplinary, international and policy focused knowledge.
- Digital platforms’ role in re-skilling healthcare professionals for Covid-19 recovery
The study explores whether and how digital platforms can be used as a rapid intervention to re-skill healthcare workers in emergencies.
- Business models and working conditions of Chinese digital freight platforms
This project examines innovations in the Chinese digital road freight platforms and their impact on the road freight market and drivers.
- Where Automated Job Interviews Fall ShortThis project explores how HR departments and technology companies could improve on the interview experience when using automated interviews with job seekers.
Through collaboration between academics and practitioners, agiLab participates to develop more flexible ways of meeting the needs of workers, patients and society.
- Leading an Agile Workforce in the NHS
This project explores the move into agile-working for NHS staff and how to lead an increasingly agile NHS workforce.
- Patterns of Digital Platform Employment and Regulatory Implications
This project explores the plausibility of introducing a regulatory strategy for registering digital platforms by types. It also examined digital platform labour disputes in court and how to better protect the rights and interests of platform labour service providers.
- Understanding problematic email use
This project seeks to understand the drivers of problematic email behaviours.
- Labour mobility in transition: a multi-actor study of the re-regulation of migrant work in ‘low-skilled’ sectors
The research will look at how the actions of stakeholders (employers, employer representatives, unions, civil society groups, migrant support groups and migrant workers) and social dialogue shapes new patterns of labour mobility and changes in employment practices.
- Digital Connections and Inclusion in Brighton and Hove: A response to the COVID pandemic
The rapid digitization of services and activities across social and economic life during the COVID-19 pandemic (especially in its early months) provided us a snapshot of what a hyper-digital world might look at.
- Skills Commission Inquiry: Career transitions and development in a challenging labour market
This research project will contribute towards our understanding of the interplay between further education (FE) and higher education (HE), and how pathways between them may be strengthened to provide social mobility and economic benefits to local populations.
- Poverty, vulnerability and crime: What does COVID-19 mean for Nigerian street vendors?
This research project will explore the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on Nigerian street vendors, focusing on their socioeconomic experiences (e.g., loss of income and hunger), coping strategies and susceptibility to crime. The project will also explore street vendors’ perspective on what government and policymakers can do to assist them urgently.
- COVID-19 and impact on employment in developing countries in Asia
This project aims to understand the role of governments, employers and trade unions as key stakeholders in the field of employment in selected Asian developing countries in combating the impact of COVID-19 on employment to maintain economic development and social wellbeing of the workers and their family.
- Welfare at a (Social) Distance
Welfare at a (Social) Distance is a major national research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19.
- Connected Care Project: Co-creating Connected and Intelligent Care Homes for People with Dementia
Connected Care aims to address three main challenges that care homes for people living with dementia currently face.
- Bringing Environmental Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags to Market
The Innovation Fellow will examine the employment consequences of the development, adoption and implementation of innovative environmentally friendly digital technologies; in this case RFID tags in the retail sector.
- EUROSHIP: digitalisation, exclusion and social citizenship in Europe
The EUROSHIP project aimed to provide original and gender-sensitive assessment of the current gaps in social protection against poverty and social exclusion in Europe during ongoing digital transformation. The project aimed to develop policy recommendations on how to strengthen social citizenship at the national and EU level.
- The impact of harassment reporting technology on organisational accountability and psychological safety in the workplace
The project will contain an initial mapping of the relational complexity between the abuse of power, working environment, organisational culture and accessibility of harassment reporting technology.