Our team Work & Employment Research Unit

Director

Prof Sian Moore

Expertise in gender and class, employee representation, trade union recognition and activism, the pay and conditions of homecare workers and Biographical Narrative Interpretative Methods.

Former directors

Prof Susan Corby

Expertise in employment tribunals, public service employment relations, equality issues in employment

Prof Geoffrey White

Expertise in pay and reward

Our Advisory Board 

Gill Dix
Gill Dix has a background in public policy and social research working in the voluntary and public sectors and academia. She was Head of Research at Acas for 15 years and now is Head of Strategy in the organisation. Gill has particular interests in workplace conflict, voice and participation as well as wider questions relating to decision making in public services. She has authored many research reports, papers and book chapters. Gill is an active contributor to prestigious Workplace Employment Relations Survey series.

Andrew Eldred
Andrew Eldred is Head of Employee Relations at Crossrail where he led development and implementation of new project employment relations strategy and had management responsibility for monitoring and enforcing Tier 1 contractors' compliance. He had responsibility for operations of Crossrail Jobs Brokerage and represented Crossrail on DfT Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce Working Group, Buildforce Steering Group (ex-armed forces), Skills Planner Steering Group (pan-London skills forecasting and brokerage) and Women into Construction Advisory Board. He was the London Olympic Park Industrial Relations Manager and led implementation of the Olympic Delivery Authority/ CLM Memorandum of Agreement with construction unions. He previously worked at the Engineering Construction Industry Association.

Alistair Hatchett
Alastair Hatchett has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Greenwich since 2013, having retired from his post of head of pay and research at Incomes Data Services in 2012. He has an extensive knowledge of pay systems and pay bargaining after 30 years of research at IDS. He has lead a wide range of pay research projects for the Low Pay Commission, the Pay Review Bodies, many different trade unions, the TUC and the CIPD and was a regular speaker at seminars and conferences. His current research is focussed on public sector pay, the future of collective bargaining and the changing structure of the labour market.

Ian Kessler
Ian Kessler, Professor of Public Policy and Management at King's College, University of London, has undertaken research on employment relations in the British public services, covering such topics as pay determination, strategic human resource management and work organisation. Recently he has explored nurse support roles in acute health care, and the re-structuring of the nursing workforce. He has co-authored two books on aspects of public service employment relations. He was a commissioner on the Local Government Pay Commission in 2005 and has delivered research reports for the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the National Audit Office and Health Education England.

Sonia McKay
Sonia McKay is a visiting Professor of European Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Greenwich as well as the University of the West of England. She was previously at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University where she headed a number of research projects, mainly focusing on discrimination, migration and collective organisation at both national and EU level. She holds a law degree from Queens University, Belfast and a Ph.D in employment law from Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Paul Mortimer
Paul Mortimer is an ex-Premier League footballer who has also coached in academy, professional and international arenas. He is Player Engagement Manager at Footballs inclusion and diversity organisation, Kick It Out where he supports, guides and helps educate players, coaches and managers to improve self-awareness around discrimination and the behaviour associated with it. He is a qualified practicing counsellor and bereavement counsellor.

Ken Mulkearn
Ken Mulkearn is a founder of Incomes Data Research (IDR), established in 2015. IDR monitors pay and conditions developments across the economy, and reports on these in its regular Pay Climate e-bulletin. The organisation surveys pay and conditions in specific sectors and labour markets, such as call centres, engineering, retail, road transport and distribution, and for graduates and in-house lawyers. Prior to founding IDR, he was Head of Pay and Research at Incomes Data Services (IDS), where he led the Pay & Reward and Research Services teams. Amongst other work, IDR is currently carrying out research for the Low Pay Commission on the impact of the new National Living Wage, and recently organised a conference on public sector pay in conjunction with the Office for Manpower Economics, which provides the secretariat for the public sector Pay Review Bodies. For more information on IDR see http://incomesdataresearch.co.uk/ or https://twitter.com/payclimate

Kirsty Newsome
Kirsty Newsome is Reader in Employment Relations at Sheffield University Management School. She is a member of the Work, Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC) located within the Management School and leads the research theme on Global Value Chains, Labour and the labour Process. Kirsty is also Visiting Research Affiliate, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UCLA, USA and was recently appointed a Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures, University of Leicester. Kirsty's research interests are focussed around three interconnected core themes: the changing character of employment regulation; the shifts and transformations in the politics of production; and the dynamic interplay of global value chains and the labour process.

Tracey Reynolds
Tracey Reynolds is Professor of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the University of Greenwich. Tracey's teaching and research interests focus on transnational families and kinship networks; constructions of motherhood and parenting and youth studies, and she has established international recognition within these fields of expertise. She has conducted extensive empirical research in the UK across a range of social issues including black and minority families living in disadvantaged communities, the study of families and in the Caribbean and North America. Research awards include Economic Social Research Council on Caribbean youths and transnational identities (with Elisabetta Zontini); Big Lottery on care planning among BAME older people in London (with Age UK Lewisham and Southwark) and current project on , migrant mothers' citizenship, awarded by the Arts Humanities Research Council.

Erin van der Maas
Erin van der Maas is currently working for the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF - a Global trade union federation) where he leads the 'Airport Organising Programme' a programme aimed at better connecting and coordinating trade unions along the aviation supply chain with a focus on key airport hubs. Erin has been involved in trade union research and campaigns for over 20 years working in academic, trade union, foundations (charitable) and community organising contexts.

Sarah Veale
Sarah Veale is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Greenwich. She retired in 2015 from her post as Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC. She is currently a Board member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the national Regulatory Policy Committee. She is also Vice Chair of the Equality and Diversity Forum. Formerly Sarah was a member of the ACAS Council and the HSE Board. Sarah was awarded the CBE in 2006 for services to diversity and an Honorary Doctorate in Law by Oxford Brookes University in 2012.

Heather Wakefield
Heather Wakefield is Head of the Local Government, Police and Justice Section in UNISON. She is Trade Union Side Secretary of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services covering 1.5 million employees and responsible for the Local Government Service Group's policy and campaigning activities. Heather was also a member of the Low Pay Commission for nine years. Heather is Vice Chair of the Local and Regional Government and Social Services Committees of the European Public Services Union. She is also a regular commentator on local government and women's issues and is a regular guest blogger on the Public Finance blog site.

Matt Wrack
Matt Wrack was elected as General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in 2005. He was a firefighter with the London Fire Brigade from 1983 until 2005, working at various fire stations around East London. He held various positions with the FBU while working as a firefighter, becoming London FBU Regional Organiser in 2002 and Regional Secretary in 2004. Wrack has been a vigorous defender of trade union rights and has also campaigned against racism and climate change. Matt is a member of the TUC General Council and TUC Executive Committee.

Members

Prof David Gray

Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Adrian Madden

Senior lecturer in employment studies

Dr Barbara Samaluk

Expertise in migrant labour in Europe 

Dr Bethania Mendes de Brito Antunes

Reward management in organisations and the relationship between reward, the organisational context and worker motivation

Dr Gabriella Cagliesi

Programme Leader, Economics, Principal Lecturer

Dr Graham Symon

Senior Lecturer, Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Kenisha Linton 

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Patrick McGurk

Management and leadership, employment and skills policy

Dr Ulke Veersma

Expertise in employer/union consultation and participation across Europe

Dr Laura Williams

Expertise in equality and diversity and employment relations

Dr Lefteris Kretsos

Expertise in precarious employment, young workers, and employment relations in southern Europe

Dr Wim Vandekerckhove

Expertise in whistle-blowing

Alistair Hatchett

Visiting Research Fellow

Prof Sonia McKay

Visiting Professor of European Socio-Legal Studies

Sarah Veale

Visiting Research Fellow

PhD students

Arron Phillips

The role of trade unions in the whistleblowing process

Bachu Kailash Kaini

Health care professionals around the bed, interprofessional care, teamwork, job satisfaction and team performance

Carol Johansson

Alignment of HR policies with the strategic policy of companies in the process of transformation

Daniele Tori

The distributional effects of financialisation

Dusan Gruicic

The influence of mind-body programme on stress reduction, emotional competencies and job satisfaction of employees

Estera Onaokpovike

The "politics" of workplace equality & diversity in new Europe: a study of Romania

Emmanuel Igwe

Reciprocal behaviour in labour market relations

Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme

Local trade union responses to marketization

Jayne Cunningham

Disability in the workplace

Maleeha Ashraf

Knowledge management, knowledge transfer and knowledge creation to further sustainable development of UK financial services

Maria Mantynen

Assessing the Finnish welfare system during the financial crisis

Maria Papanikou

Power relations and safety, deprofessionalisation, aviation industry deregulation

Richard Meredith

Active labour market policies - the employers' role: motives when recruiting from UK welfare-to-work schemes

Rupert Harwood

Adjustments for employees with disabilities or other impairments in the UK public sector

Shanaz Sumra

Relationship between economic growth and inequality in developing countries

Thomas Obst

The interaction of income distribution, aggregate demand and economic growth in the context of European imbalances

Tom Lawson

Tracy Walsh

Self-organisation in UK trade unions

Associate members

David Hall (PSIRU at Greenwich), James Kennell (EDREC at Greenwich), Jane Lethbridge (PSIRU at Greenwich), Angela Wright (Westminster),  Minghua Zhao (Greenwich Maritime Institute), Paul Field, Sir Leigh Lewis, Prof Erik Poutsma (Nijmegen), Onur Metin (Sakarya), Sarah Nies (ISF-Muenchen), and Alastair Hatchett.

Work & Employment Research Unit is part of the Business School, University of Greenwich.