The Work and Equalities Institute brings together graduate students to study a range of issues concerned with the changing nature of work and employment.
- new forms of worker voice and conflict in the gig economy;
- migrant networks and the emergence of independent worker networks;
- regulation and HRM in SMEs;
- union revitalisation in South America;
- CSR and labour standards in West Africa;
- precarious work and women’s employment;
- technostress and well-being;
- the impact of automation on women’s work in the retail sector;
- the experience and/or the regulation of precarious employment;
- UK pension reforms;
- bystander behaviour in workplace bullying;
- women stepping away from high level careers
The group of students actively present at conferences and organise a range of seminars and research networks within the institute. There are a number of AMBS scholarships available each year to support new PhD students as well as studentships from the ESRC’s North West Doctoral College.