I am a Research Fellow linked to the EUROSHIP: Closing gaps in social citizenship. New tools to foster social resilience in Europe project.
Prior to commencing doctoral research I worked for fifteen years within the trade union environment. I held full industrial responsibility for a range of public and private sector employers, carrying out all negotiations for pay and terms and conditions. I represented members with those employers up to the point of tribunal on all workplace issues. I have a sound understanding of employment, equality and diversity issues and the legislative framework within which they operate.
As a PhD researcher I have worked as a doctoral tutor on the Justice, Equality and Society, and Introduction to Business Law modules. I have gained AFHEA status.
I am also part of the Equality Committee for LPS.
- Employment law
- Socio legal studies
- Public policy
- Human Resources
- Future of Work
- Social protection
- Organisation studies
- Equality and diversity
Digit working papers
Measuring the size, characteristics and consequences of digital work
Verdin, R. and O'Reilly, J. (2022), Digit Working Paper No. 1
Mapping our digital ecosystem can help policymakers drive digital transformation
How can public sector organisations ensure digital transformation is good transformation? Rachel Verdin on why we need to start by understanding the UK's digital welfare ecosystem.
A Gender Agenda for the Future of Work in a Digital Age of Pandemics: jobs, skills and contracts
Verdin, R. and O'Reilly, J. (2021), Institute of Economics and Social Research (WSI)
Digit researchers author new policy studies on jobs in quick commerce
Digit researchers have produced two new policy studies exploring work in the emerging quick commerce sector. The studies were commissioned by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Uni Europa.
Digit researchers contribute to OECD report on AI in manufacturing and finance
Digit researchers have contributed to a new OECD report examining the impact of AI on workplaces in the finance and manufacturing sectors.
House of Lords Committee cites Digit associate fellow’s evidence
The written evidence was submitted for the inquiry 'Designing a public workforce fit for the future'.
Digit researchers at the SASE 2022 conference
Digit researchers discussed their work at the SASE cofnerence, 9-11 July 2022 in Amsterdam.
Digit Associate Fellow Rachel Verdin discusses the COVID-19 gender pay gap
Digit Associate Fellow, Rachel Verdin was interviewed on CGTN's 'The Agenda' about 'The COVID-19 gender gap'.