Co-Lead, Research Theme 4: Reconnecting the Disconnected: New Channels of Voice and Representation
Alliance Manchester Business School
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I am a Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies at the Alliance Manchester Business School. I am a member of the Work and Equalities Institute and am co-leader of the research theme on inequalities across the life course. I joined Manchester Business School as a lecturer in Human Resource Management in 2005. Prior to that I worked as a research associate in the European Work and Employment Research Centre at the Manchester Business School on a range of projects, including research funded by the ESRC Future of Work Programme and the European Gender Group on Social Inclusion and Employment.

Research interests
  • Gender and class relations in employment
  • Skills, Apprenticeships and Employability
  • Qualitative Methodologies
Research articles

Rubery, J., & Hebson, G. (2018). Applying a gender lens to employment relations: Revitalisation, resistance and risks. Journal of Industrial Relations60(3), 414–436.


Hebson, G. & Rubery, J., 2019 The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations. Wilkinson, A., Dundon, T., Donaghey, J. & Colvin, A. (eds.). London: Routledge

Planned Research working papers and delivery date

Research paper on apprenticeship levy (January 2020)

Public engagement

Presentation to UnionLearn on Apprenticeship levy in Hospitality Occupations (January 2020)