Our people

Find out more about the people who make up the Work and Equalities Institute.

Steering group

Core members

Affiliate members

External members

  • Lara Bianchi - Assistant Professor in Business and Society, University of Nottingham
  • Jo Cartwright - Course Leader for Human Resource Management, London Metropolitan University
  • Ria Deakin - Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Damian Grimshaw - Professor of Employment Studies, King's College London
  • Gail Hebson - Honorary Lecturer in Human Resource Management
  • Francine Morris - Lecturer in People Management, Salford University
  • Clare Mumford - Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Helen Norman - Senior Research Fellow, Leeds University Business School
  • Imran Saqib - Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Safak Tartanoglu Bennett - University of Greenwich
  • Nina Teasdale - Postdoctoral Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Ricardo Twumasi - Lecturer in Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology, King's College London

Emeritus members

Advisory boards

The Work and Equalities Institute has three advisory boards:

International Academic Advisory Board

  • Marian Baird, The University of Sydney Business School
  • Rose Batt, Cornell University
  • Gerhard Bosch, Uni Duisburg-Essen
  • Jenny Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University
  • Premilla D'Cruz Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Ståle Einarsen, University of Bergen
  • Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina
  • Kevin Kelloway, Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia
  • Maarten Keune, Amsterdam University
  • Dong-One Kim, Korea University Business School
  • Tom Kochan, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Ellen Kossek, Purdue University, Indiana
  • Katherine Lippel, University of Ottawa
  • Paula McDonald, The Queensland University of Technology
  • Ruth Milkman, City University of New York
  • Lourdes Munduate, University of Seville
  • Rafa Muñoz de Bustillo, The University of Salamanca
  • Gregor Murray, University of Montreal
  • Valeria Pulignano, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Ida Regalia, University of Milan
  • Bill Roche, University College Dublin
  • Chris Tilly, University of California
  • Adrian Wilkinson, Griffith University
  • Charles Woolfson, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Sweden

National Policy Advisory Board 

  • Matt Ainsworth, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Ageing Hub
  • Helen Beers, Health and Safety Laboratory
  • Samantha Clarke, Director of North West ACAS
  • Lynn Collins, TUC North West Regional Secretary
  • Nicola Countouris, Professor of Labour Law and European Law, UCL
  • Steve Craig, UCATT
  • Silvia Galandini, Oxfam
  • Jo Garsden, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Ageing Hub
  • Alison Higgins, Health and Safety Executive
  • Paul McGarry, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Ageing Hub
  • Gwen Oliver, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Stephen Overell, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Steve Sumner, IOSH Chair National Safety Symposium
  • Heather Wakefield, Chair, Maternity Action
  • Graham Whitham, Greater Manchester Poverty Action
  • Tom Wilson, Greater Manchester Poverty Action
  • Wilson Wong, CIPD

International Policy Advisory Board

  • Janine Berg, Senior Policy Advisor, ILO
  • Enrique Fernandez-Macias, Senior Policy Advisor, Eurofound
  • Maria Jepsen, Head of research, European Trade Union Institute
  • Shahra Razavi, Chief research and data, UN Women
  • Peter Rigney, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
  • Manuel Velázquez, Chief Labour and Social Security Inspectorate, Biscay, Spain
  • Salvo Leonardi, CGIL

PhD students and researchers

  • Susan Abumere
  • Daina Bellido de Luna Maye
  • Fernanda Bispo Martins Teixeira
  • Jacob Boult
  • Parveen Bunglawala
  • Ben Crawford
  • Maximiliano Escaffi Schwarz
  • Ben Fell
  • Sajia Ferdous
  • Eva Herman
  • Katarina Hollan
  • Charlotte Hoyland
  • Mazhar Hussain
  • John Martindale
  • Oghenetejiro Orhobor
  • Stephen Overell
  • Eleni Maria Pagoni
  • Susannah Robertson-Hart
  • Caitlin Schmid
  • Alysha Shivji
  • Lina Siegl
  • Holly Smith
  • Lee Stringer
  • Vildan Tasli
  • Nathaniel Tetteh
  • Susanna Whawell
  • Ashley Williams
  • Joanna Wilson
  • Abbie Winton