I am the Deputy Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at the University of Manchester and Editor of New Technology, Work and Employment.
I have worked at the University of Manchester since 2003. Previously I was employed as a computer programmer and systems developer in the engineering industry.
- New technologies, work and employment
- Technology-enabled working practices, such as the platform economy
- Technology workers
- Gender and technology
Howcroft, D. & Rubery, J. ‘Bias in, Bias out’: gender equality and the future of work debate, Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2019.1619986
Howcroft D and Bergvall-Kåreborn B, A Typology of Crowdwork Platforms, Work, Employment and Society, 33: 1, 21-38, 2019.
Dundon T, Martinez-Lucio M, Hughes E, Howcroft D, Keizer A and Walden R (2020) Power, Politics and Influence at Work, Manchester University Press.
Digit Co-Investigator, Professor Debra Howcroft, has co-authored a report on working from home (WFH) for the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).
Blog - Debra Howcroft and Abbie Winton look at what Covid-19 tells us about the value of human labour.
Research working papers
Working time and technology workers
Platform work and gender: a focus on the legal profession