Research Fellow - EUROSHIP
University of Sussex Business School
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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.

Research Interests
  • 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

Policy publications

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)