Centre for Research on Employment and Work

Centre for Research on Employment and Work

Research ethos representing collaboration, social justice, fairness and transparency through cross-cutting themes and strategic interests.

Centre for Research on Employment and Work


CREW is one of the few research units left in the UK who focuses on work and employment. Our areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum of employment-related topics, such as welfare-to-work policy, whistleblowing, trade union renewal, dispute resolution, labour courts, pay systems, equality, and many others.

Director

Sian Moore

Professor in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management

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

Our experts

Dr Ratnesvary Alahakone

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Ruth Ballardie

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Minjie Cai

Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Professor Susan Corby

Emeritus Professor

Dr Colin Coulson-Thomas

Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour

Dr Nicoletta Dimitrova

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Myrtle Emmanuel

Senior Lecturer in HRM & Organisational Behaviour; EDI Race Advisor to the Vice Chancellor

Ms Catherine Farrant

Senior Teaching Fellow, Programme Leader, BAHRM, Year 1 Programme Lead BABM

Alastair Hatchett

Visiting Fellow, Work and Employment Research Unit

Professor Denise Hawkes

Professor of Education Economics

Dr Leroi Henry

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Jane Lethbridge

Associate Professor, Co-Director, Centre for Research in Employment and Work (CREW)/ Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)/

Dr Kenisha Linton

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Emanuele Lobina

Associate Professor, Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)

Dr Jing Luo

Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield

Senior Lecturer

Dr Emma Mullen

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Dr Sterling Rauseo

Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Nataliya Rumyantseva

Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

Bernadette Ryan

Principal Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour; Programme Leader, BA Hons Business Management

Dr Kyla Sankey

Research Assistant

Dr Alexandra Stroleny

Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Graham Symon

Principal Lecturer, Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour

Dr Safak Tartanoglu Bennett

Research Fellow

Dr Scott Tindal

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour

Dr Han-Huei (Crystal) Tsay

Associate Professor of Management (Teaching & Education)

Professor Wim Vandekerckhove

Professor of Business Ethics and co-Director of the Centre for Research in Employment and Work (CREW)

Dr Vera Weghmann

Research Fellow for PSIRU

Professor Geoffrey White

Professor of Human Resource Management

Dr Laura William

Associate Professor of Employment Relations and Equality, Director of Diversity Interest Group, Co-Director of Centre for Research in Employment and Work

Research activity

CREW's current research includes both basic and applied research. It is funded by internal sources and over one million pounds in external research income. It can be divided into several ongoing streams. Read our annual report to find out about our latest funded research projects.

About us

Our 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.

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.

Our Research

CREW's research includes basic and applied research, across four main themes funded by internal and external sources.