I am the Co-Director of the Digit Research Centre, alongside Professor O’Reilly, and the Montague Burton Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds.
I have been at Leeds since 1992, studying first for a PhD and taking up a Chair in 2005. I am the Founding Director of the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change, and am currently Pro Dean for Research for the Faculty of Business. Formerly, I was Editor in Chief of Work, Employment and Society (2011-15) and President of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (2013-16). Currently, I am a sub-panel member (UoA17) for REF 2021 and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2019.
- Technology and the future of work
- Work, organisation and social protection in the platform economy
- Training, learning and skills at work
- Trade union change and modernisation
- Organisational restructuring and labour-management relations
Mark Stuart, Danat Valizade, Felix Schulz, Brendan Burchell, Richard Dickens and Jacqueline O'Reilly (2023)
Matthew Cole, Mark Stuart, Kate Hardy and David Spencer (2022), Work, Employment and Society
David A. Spencer, Mark Stuart, Chris Forde and Christopher J. McLachlan (2022), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Joyce, S., Stuart, M. and Forde, C. (2022), New Technology, Work and Employment
Valizade, D., Ali, M., Stuart, M. (2022) Industrial Relations
Valizade, D., Ingold, J., Stuart, M. (2022), Work, Employment and Society
Stuart, M., Spencer, David A., McLachlan, C, J., Forde, C. (2021), Human Resource Management Journal
Digit Data Commentaries
This Data Commentary examines the limitations of existing employer-level datasets for policymakers attempting to navigate the digital transformation of work.
Bessa, I., Joyce, S., Neumann, D., Stuart, M., Trappmann, V. and Umney, C. (2022) International Labour Organization
Spencer, D., Cole, M., Joyce, S., Whittaker, X. and Stuart, M. (2021) Scientific Foresight Unit, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament
Trappmann, V., Bessa, I., Joyce, S., Neumann, D., Stuart, M. and Umney, C. (2020) Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Joyce, S. and Stuart, M. (2021), Chapter 7 in Work and Labour Relations in Global Platform Capitalism, ILERA
Joyce, S., Stuart, M. (2021). Chapter 7 in Work and Labour Relations in Global Platform Capitalism. Cheltenham, UK
Six charts that illustrate key findings from our new report: Employers' Digital Practices at Work Survey: First Findings.
The Leeds Index tracks where protests takes place, against which companies and over what grievances.
Will the 'theoretical’ protection for platform workers offered by the new EU Directive translate into effective protection in practice?
‘Work and social protection in the platform economy in Europe’, (with Joyce, S., Forde, C, and Valizade, D.) Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Vol 25. 2019
‘Industrial relations of training’, in Unwin, L. and Guile, D. (eds) International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training. Wiley. 2019
Digital automation and the future of work (with David Spencer, Matt Cole, Simon Joyce, Xanthe Whittaker) at the request of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and managed by the Scientific Foresight Unit, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament. January 2021
The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy (with Forde, C., Joyce, S., Alberti, G., Hardy, K., Oliver, L., Trappmann, V. and Umney, C.) European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy, IP/A/EMPL/2016-11. 125pp. November 2017
Employment and social situation in the USA (with Forde, C.), Study for the EMPL Committee, European Parliament, 2017
Human Capital Analytics and Metrics: Assessing the Evidence of the Value and Impact of People Data (with Charlwood, A. and Trusson, C.) CIPD Technical Report. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development: London. 61pp. 2017
Professor Stuart discussed findings from Digit's Employers' Survey of Digital Practices at Work survey at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Work.
Digit researchers have contributed to a new OECD report examining the impact of AI on workplaces in the finance and manufacturing sectors.
Digit researchers are collaborating on a new central hub that will collate available information on the gig economy worldwide.
WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre are holding a Summer School in Berlin on 18th and 19th May 2023.
The Disrupting Technology will be held on 11-13 June 2023, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy, jointly organised by CERIC, University of Leeds Business School, and Monash Business School.
The report documents protests by key workers in healthcare and retail against their working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Digit Co-Director Mark Stuart gave a talk about UK employers’ digital management practices at the annual Joe Isaac Symposium.
Digit researchers discussed their work at the SASE cofnerence, 9-11 July 2022 in Amsterdam.
Digit researchers discuss their work at the BUIRA Annual Conference
A new paper by Digit researchers, published by the International Labour Organization, "A global analysis of worker protest in digital labour platforms", aims to develop an understanding of labour unrest among platform workers as a global phenomenon.
There were more than 15 presentations involving members of the Digit community at the 40th ILPC in Padua.
Digit Co-Director, Professor Mark Stuart, is quoted in an article by the BBC discussing the future for remote working as Covid-19 vaccinations are rolled out.
Digit researchers have produced a report for the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) that argues for a new ‘Digital Social Contract’ to address the rapid technological progress underway in modern capitalist economies.
Digit Co-Director Professor Mark Stuart and Dr. Vera Trappman from Leeds University Business School will deliver a plenary talk on global labour unrest on platforms, using the case of food delivery workers, at the ILERA Regional Congress, Philippines, tomorrow, 03 December 2020. You can read the abstract from their session below: Labour unrest by platform workers is an important phenomenon in the new world of work. This study examines patterns of platform labour unrest on a global scale, drawing from a database of over 500 instances of labour unrest in the food delivery sector. Results show that labour unrest […]
A new Special Report from Soldo discussing the future of hybrid-remote working
Mark Stuart discusses Mark discusses how remote working is no longer a nice-to-have.
Podcast on technologies in the workplace.