Co-Lead, Research Theme 4: Reconnecting the Disconnected: New Channels of Voice and Representation
Alliance Manchester Business School

Isabel Tavora is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and a member of the Work and Equalities Institute at the University of Manchester. Her current projects include research on how digitalisation is transforming the experience of work; a comparative study on the impact of the pandemic on women; a project investigating equality, diversity and inclusion policy and practice in UK universities and qualitative research on the role of staff networks in providing a voice for under-represented employees.


Isabel completed her PhD in Alliance Manchester Business School in November 2009. She started her lecturing career in August of the same year in Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. She returned to Manchester as a lecturer in Human Resource Management in August 2012.

Research Interests
  • Inequalities
  • Egalitarian labour markets
  • Social policy
  • Human resource management