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

Research Theme 3: Employers’ and Employees’ Experiences of Digital Work Across Sectors

Charmaine Wellington

Background My research explores whether algorithmic-decision-making technologies in Talent Management can improve Equality, Diversity and Inclusion outcomes for Black professional women. I have a BSc in Business studies (University of Salford; First), MSc in Management and Information Science; Change Development (University of Manchester: Distinction). I am a Certified Change Management Practitioner and, prior to commencing my doctoral research, I worked as a Change Consultant on various strategic change initiatives within the private and public sector. Research interests Advances in HRM technologies which include but are not limited to AI, HR/People Analytics, Digital transformation, and automation. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion [...]

2022-04-01T17:05:09+01:0011 March 2022|

Dr. Wil Hunt

Background I am a Research Fellow at the Digit research centre and will be investigating how new digital technologies and AI are changing the world of work. Prior to joining the centre I worked for a number of years at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) where my research focused on Higher Education, employment, the graduate labour market and, more recently, the impact of new technologies, digitalisation and AI on work. My PhD research examined the role that graduate internships play as a mechanism of socio-economic reproduction. The research found that [...]

2022-03-10T15:56:36+00:001 April 2020|

Esme Terry

Background I am a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds Business School. Prior to joining Leeds, I held a research post at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, where I was part of an industry funded project exploring work in sub-prime financial services. This research focused on the home-collected credit industry, in particular the work of self-employed collection agents; gaining insights into the changing nature of their work, their experiences and identities, and the digitalisation of their labour process. My other core research interests lie in the sociology of work and employment, with particular focus on diversity and (in)equality in [...]

2022-06-30T18:10:33+01:001 April 2020|

Dr. Steve Rolf

I contribute to the ESRC Digit centre as a Research Fellow. I am responsible for examining the digital transformation of the global retail sector. I am particularly interested in: Understanding the digitalisation of work in retail multinationals Explaining the uneven uptake of digital technologies across firms and geographies in the sector  Updating and deploying classical labour process analysis in the context of digital labour processes  The geographical transformation of the retail sector as it relates to the rise of online shopping  Algorithmic governance and the new technologies shaping consumer preferences. Background Prior to joining Sussex, I was Research Associate [...]

2021-08-05T12:56:03+01:0013 December 2019|

Prof. Dimitra Petrakaki

I am Professor of Technology and Organisation and Deputy Head of the Department of Management at the University of Sussex Business School. Background My background is in organisation studies, information systems and Science and Technology Studies (STS). I am generally interested in the ways in which digital technology is implicated in discourses about organisational change specifically in the context of healthcare. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how digital technology shapes professionals’ work and identity (e.g. doctors, nurses, community pharmacists etc.) as it challenges their power and authority. I also study the ways in which technology generates new forms [...]

2022-02-02T12:08:11+00:0029 July 2019|

Prof. Fang Lee Cooke

I am a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Background I received my PhD degree from the University of Manchester, UK. I have worked as a professor at the University of Manchester, RMIT University and currently at Monash University, Australia. I have written several books on Human Resource Management in China and I am author/co-author of more than 140 academic journal articles and book chapters. Research interests Digitalisation and implications for skill, employment and Human Resource Management (HRM) Employee resilience, HRM practices and engagement in the finance sector in the Asian region Organisational practices and [...]

2022-06-30T18:08:21+01:0029 July 2019|

Dr. Ödül Bozkurt

Background I am a sociologist of work, employment and organizations. I am interested in many different aspects of the contemporary world of work including the polarization of work, globalization and work, work and management in multinational corporations, transnational careers, retail employment, extreme vs. mundane work, social class and work, skills and training, work and identity, international human resource management, and most recently on repair work and work and skills in the green / circular economy. I have a PhD in Sociology and previously worked as a Lecturer at Lancaster University in the Department of Organization Work and Technology. Research [...]

2022-04-21T11:47:16+01:0029 July 2019|

Prof. David Hesmondhalgh

Background I am Professor of Media, Music and Culture at the University of Leeds. I am the author of The Cultural Industries (4th edition, 2019), Why Music Matters (2013); and co-author of Creative Labour: Media Work in Three Cultural Industries (2010) and Culture, Economy and Politics: The Case of New Labour (2015). In 2019, I was Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research New England, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Research interests Media industries, contemporary and historical Music, society and culture Equality and social justice in relation to digital and cultural work Research articles Hesmondhalgh, D. and Meier, L. (2018) “What the digitalisation [...]

2021-08-05T12:48:15+01:0029 July 2019|
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