connectedness and inequalities

Dr. Isabel Távora

Isabel Tavora is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and a member of the Work and Equalities Institute at the University of Manchester. Her current projects include research on how digitalisation is transforming the experience of work; a comparative study on the impact of the pandemic on women; a project investigating equality, diversity and inclusion policy and practice in UK universities and qualitative research on the role of staff networks in providing a voice for under-represented employees. Background Isabel completed her PhD in Alliance Manchester Business School in November 2009. She started her lecturing career in August of [...]

2022-11-29T11:05:47+00:0019 July 2022|

Prof. Emma Banister

Background I am a member of the Work and Equalities Institute at the University of Manchester. I joined University of Manchester at the end of 2010 and before that worked at Lancaster University for seven years. My background is in consumer research and my interest in family consumption has informed a focus on parents’ experiences of the work-care interface, with a particular focus on fatherhood. Research interests Gender and work-care SMEs and flexible working Market exclusion and inequalities Consumption and identity projects Research articles Skandalis, A., Banister, E., and Byrom, J. (2020) ‘Musical taste and the creation of [...]

2022-11-29T10:52:31+00:0014 September 2021|

Laura Jarvis-King

Background Prior to my role as Research Associate in the Work and Equalities Institute, I had engaged in a number of research projects at the University of Leeds. My PhD research investigated practices of time, work, leisure, consumption and power in the sex industry, within the contexts of a digital, capitalist and civilising society. During this time, I also held a number of research posts, including working on a Wellcome-funded project exploring the working practices of internet-based sex workers and an internally-funded collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to identify opportunities for post-industrial town labour markets. My research area [...]

2022-11-29T11:03:09+00:009 February 2021|

Prof. Debra Howcroft

I am the Deputy Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at the University of Manchester and Editor of New Technology, Work and Employment. Background I have worked at the University of Manchester since 2003.  Previously I was employed as a computer programmer and systems developer in the engineering industry. Research interests New technologies, work and employment Technology-enabled working practices, such as the platform economy Technology workers Gender and technology Recent publications Journal articles Other publications Research articles Howcroft, D. &  Rubery, J. ‘Bias in, Bias out’: gender equality and the future of work debate, Labour [...]

2022-11-29T10:53:42+00:0029 July 2019|

Prof. Jill Rubery

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. Background 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. Research interests The comparative analysis of employment and welfare systems The segmentation and fragmentation of labour markets Gender equality The organisation of employment, particularly in relation [...]

2022-11-29T10:58:07+00:0029 July 2019|
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