I have worked at Manchester since 1989, first at the Manchester School of Management at UMIST and, since 2004, in the Alliance Manchester Business School.
I previously worked at the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge University. I am the Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School. In 2006 I was elected a fellow of the British Academy and an emeritus fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.
- The comparative analysis of employment and welfare systems
- The segmentation and fragmentation of labour markets
- Gender equality
- The organisation of employment, particularly in relation to pay and working time
Howcroft, D. & Rubery, J. (2019) ‘Bias in, Bias out’: gender equality and the future of work debate, Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2019.1619986
Grimshaw, D, Cartwright, J, Keizer, A & Rubery, J 2019, ‘Market exposure and the labour process: the contradictory dynamics in managing subcontracted services work‘ Work, Employment & Society 33(1): 76-95
Rubery, J, Grimshaw, D, Keizer, A & Johnson, M 2018, ‘Challenges and contradictions in the ‘normalising’ of precarious work‘ Work, Employment & Society, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 509-527
Digit researchers discussed their work at the SASE cofnerence, 9-11 July 2022 in Amsterdam.
Digit researchers have issued a call for papers for a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Economics on the Future of Work and Working Time.
Research working papers
Closing the protective gaps for part-time and variable hours workers: a comparison of regulatory and social dialogue measures in Germany, France and the UK.
Minimum wages and the multiple functions of wages
European Commission meeting on the future for gender equality August 2019
British Academy Future of the Corporation deliberation group
Steering committee GM4women2028 led by Helen Pankhurst