Digital Futures at Work Research Centre
Digital Futures at Work Research Centre

Research Theme 1: The Impact of Digitalisation on Work and Employment

Lorraine Mackenzie

Background My research focuses on digitalisation and the impact on labour market outcomes. In particular I will look at wage inequality as a result of technological change. The first paper will focus on the diffusion and adoption of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, and the impact this has on the labour market. I started my PhD in October 2021, after completing my MSc in Development Economics (Sussex: Distinction), and BA in Economics (Stirling: First). Research interests Labour Economics Applied Microeconomics Digitalisation and Technology Inequality and Development Economics

2022-03-15T17:36:21+00:0011 March 2022|

David Frayne

Background David is a sociologist specialising in the future of work and welfare. Prior to his position at Cambridge, he worked as an ethnographer in Welsh community organisations and as a Berggruen Fellow, based in the philosophy department at New York University. He is also interested in working in a policy context, and has undertaken significant work on the prospects for a basic income and a shorter working week, as an affiliate with the think-tank Autonomy. Research interests The politics of automation ‘Post-work’ theory and work refusal Experiences of unemployment and precarious work Wellness interventions and power in organisations The [...]

2021-09-14T12:14:02+01:0014 September 2021|

Dr. Ioulia Bessa

I received my PhD in Cass Business School, City University and joined CERIC in 2013. Between 2013-2015 I held a post-doctoral post between Leeds University Business School and the School of Social Sciences and in 2015 I became one of the 250 Academic University Fellows. Background My work on flexible work arrangements has been recently published in Human Resource Management and earlier, in 2017, in the Journal of Industrial Relations. In 2018 I co-edited the Special issue of the WES journal “In, Against and Beyond Precarity”. Using a number of datasets in my publications, I have been involved in [...]

2022-06-30T18:02:04+01:0029 July 2019|

Prof. Claire Wallace

I am a lecturer and scholar at the University of Aberdeen, formerly Vice-Principal for Research 2011-2014. Background I was awarded a PhD in Sociology at the University of Kent. I have worked at Plymouth and Lancaster Universities and held the roles of Head of Sociology and Politics Central European University, Head of Sociology at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, President of the European Sociological Association 2007-2009 and Editor of “European Societies” 2001-2006. Wikipedia Research interests The comparative study of European societies Quality of life and wellbeing Rural development Digital communications and cultural heritage Cultural tourism Research [...]

2021-08-05T12:33:37+01:0029 July 2019|

Prof. Simon Deakin

Simon Deakin is a professor of law and director of the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. Background He specialises in the economic and empirical analysis of law, with particular reference to labour and financial markets. He has carried out empirical legal research in numerous countries including Japan, China, Russia, India and South Africa. He is currently researching the implications for law of machine learning. Research interests Labour law Economics of law Law and development Law and technology Research articles Deakin (2020) Decoding Employment Status, King's Law Journal, 31:2, 180-193 Adams, Z., Bishop, L., Deakin, [...]

2021-08-05T12:38:34+01:0029 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 [...]

2022-07-27T11:17:14+01:0029 July 2019|

Prof. David Spencer

I have worked at the University of Leeds since completing my PhD and currently hold the position of Professor of Economics and Political Economy. I am also Head of the Economics Division, Leeds University Business School. Background My research lies in labour economics and political economy. I adopt an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching and engage with ideas from the history of economic thought. My research focuses on the conception of work within economics and other disciplines. I am eager to explore the nature and limits of economics as a way to understand the world as it exists [...]

2021-08-05T12:35:56+01:0029 July 2019|
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