Associate Fellow
Leeds University Business School
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I am Professor of Gender and Employment Relations and Co-Director of the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change.


I completed an ESRC post-doctoral research fellowship in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds (2003-2004), and then became a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester (2004-2005). I have worked at Leeds University of Business School since 2005 and was promoted to Professor of Gender and Employment Relations in 2013.

Research interests
  • Gender and inequalities
  • Flexible working
  • Work-life integration
  • Inequalities in professional and management occupations
Research articles

Tomlinson, J. Valizade, D., Muzio, D., Charlwood, A, and Aulakh, S. (2018) Privileges and penalties in the legal profession in England and Wales: An intersectional analysis. British Journal of Sociology

Wilkinson, K., Tomlinson, J., and Gardiner, J. (2018) The perceived fairness of work-life balance policies: A UK case study of solo-living managers and professionals without children, Human Resource Management Journal, 28(2): 325-339.

Tomlinson, J., Baird, M., Berg, P. and Cooper, R. eds (2018) Flexible careers: advancing scholarship and practice, Human Relations, 71(1): 4-22

Wilkinson, K, Tomlinson, J. and Gardiner, J (2017) Exploring the work-life challenges and dilemmas faced by managers and professionals who live alone, Work Employment and Society 31(4): 640-656

Digit researchers at the SASE 2022 conference

26 July 2022

Digit researchers discussed their work at the SASE cofnerence, 9-11 July 2022 in Amsterdam.

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Planned Research working papers and delivery date

Permeability of gender and ethnic based career boundaries  in the legal profession (2020)

Reconceptualising inclusion at work (2020)

Keynote lectures

Tomlinson (2018) Women in mid careers and flexible work. Presentation to the WAGE on equal pay, London