WERU's areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum of employment-related topics, in the UK and internationally.

Areas of Expertise include welfare-to-work policy, whistleblowing, trade union renewal, dispute resolution, labour courts, pay systems, equality, income distribution, the public sector, privatization, leadership, management coaching, small and medium-sized enterprises, urban regeneration, transnational industrial relations, and cross-cultural management. 

Our research is funded by academic sources as well as trade unions and government bodies, and we have published in top-ranked journals in the fields of industrial relations, management, and economics.  We have hosted the annual conferences of Industrial Relations in the European Community (2008) and the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (2011), as well as numerous seminars and one-day and two-day workshops.