Justice at work including equality and diversity; intersectional experiences; income and pay distribution; low pay; the gender and ethnic pay gap; whistle blowing; justice at Employment Tribunals.

Current projects
Access to Justice for Disabled Employees?
About: This project statistically examines employment tribunal judgements to ascertain the factors that affect successful claims for disability discrimination.
Investigators: Dr Laura William, Dr Birgit Pauksztat and Prof Susan Corby
Project length: 3 years
Funders: University of Greenwich internal grants

PI-ET Cocktail: Whistleblowing and Disability
About: This project investigates the claims made at Employment Tribunals and the relationship between cases which include both whistleblowing and disability claims. 
Investigators: Dr Laura William and Dr Wim Vandekerckhove
Project length: Sept 2018-May 2021 
Funders: British Academy / Leverhulme


Research to explore and evaluate international mechanisms that aim to revalue or result in the revaluation of women’s work
About: This project seeks to examine mechanisms for redressing the undervaluing of women's work in Scotland
Project Length: 4 months
Funders: Scottish Government
Investigators: Prof Sian Moore, Dr Laura William, Heather Wakefield

Past projects

What do we know about reward schemes for whistleblowers?
About: This project carries out a mapping of countries and government agencies that run reward schemes for whistleblowers and carries out a literature review on the effectiveness of reward schemes for whistleblowers.
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove
Project length: February-March 2018
Funders: Financial Conduct Authority

Whistling While They Work 2
About: This project provides insights into the relationship between organisational whistleblowing policies and whistleblowing outcomes. The sample covers organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove is an international collaborator in this project, which is led by Prof A.J. Brown (Griffith University) and includes researchers from RMIT University, Australia National University, University of Sydney, University of Wellington, and Griffith University.
Project length: September 2016 - August 2019
Funder: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage)
Outcomes: Monograph, academic papers, policy papers, workshops

The 'Rooney Rule' for Black Managers in English Football: the effectiveness of the Voluntary Recruitment Code
About: project evaluates the implementation of the VRC in the English Football League in 2016-17
Investigators: Dr Patrick McGurk, Prof Sian Moore, Dr Michael Seeraj, Dr Leroi Henry 
Funders: British Academy and Leverhulme Trust

PI-ET Cocktail: Whistleblowing and Disability
About: This project investigates the claims made at Employment Tribunals and the relationship between cases which include both whistleblowing and disability claims. 
Investigators: Dr Laura William and Dr Wim Vandekerckhove
Project length: 13 months
Funders: British Academy / Leverhulme

Making the ILO case for whistleblower protection
About:This project provides a synthesis of the extant research on whistleblowing legislation and provides discussion points for an initiative at ILO level on the protection of whistleblowers.
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove, in collaboration with Tom Devine (GAP) and Anna Myers (WIN)
Project length: September-December 2016
Funders: Public Services International
Outcomes: The report published in four languages (English, French, Russian, Spanish). A conference was held in 2017 at the ILO in Geneva, organised by PSI to discuss whistleblower protection with unions.

The Dutch House for Whistleblowers in an international perspective project
About: This project provides an international comparison of the way whistleblowing provisions are institutionalised in 11 countries.
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove in collaboration with Dr Kim Loyens (Utrecht University)
Project length: October 2017-September 2018
Funders: House for Whistleblowers (Dutch Whistleblowing Authority)
Outcomes: Published report and academic papers.

The Effectiveness of Whistleblowing
About: This project aims to "close the gap" on our knowledge of the practice of whistleblowing and speak-up arrangements in various corporate settings
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove and Dr Marianna Fotaki of Warwick Business School and Dr Kate Kenny from Queen's University Belfast.
Project length: September 2015 - August 2016
Funders: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Outcomes: Published report, academic papers, and dissemination events hosted by ACCA.

Review of whistleblowing regime and whistleblowing training Jordan
About: This project included a review of the legislation in Jordan on whistleblower protection, suggestions for improvement, and the design and delivery of a training workshop for officials and judges in Jordan
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove
Project length: May - October 2015
Funders: Council of Europe
Outcomes: Council of Europe Technical Paper, delivery of training

Freedom to Speak-Up in the NHS
About: This project carried out qualitative research on whistleblowing policies in the NHS, both from the perspective of the whistleblower as well as from the perspective of recipients of whistleblowing.
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove and Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva
Project length: June 2014 - January 2015
Funders: Department of Health
Outcomes: Findings and recommendations were used for the report by Sir Robert Francis - Freedom to Speak-Up Review

The Inside Story
About: This project analysed reporting sequences and the impacts of reporting concerns using secondary data (notes of advice givers)
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove in collaboration with Public Concern at Work
Project length: September 2012 - May 2013
Funders: University of Greenwich, Public Concern at Work
Outcomes: Published report, academic papers, training

Public opinion on whistleblowing
About: This project measured the public's perception of whistleblowing in the UK and Australia, using a cross-sectional sample
Investigators: Dr Wim Vandekerckhove in collaboration with Prof A.J. Brown (Griffith University)
Project length: July - November 2012
Funders: University of Greenwich and Griffith University
Outcomes: Published reports