Xanthe Whittaker

Teaching Fellow in Human Resource Management

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Academic, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Work and Employment Relations
G.01, 31 Lyddon Terrace

2016    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)   
2001     BPPM Public Policy and Management (Hons), University of Melbourne

Associations and Professional Memberships:
British Sociological Association (BSA)
British Universities Industrial Relations Associations (BUIRA)

2016 - Present : Teaching Fellow in Human Resource Management, University of Leeds Business School.

2015 - 2016: Interviewer, Health working lives: a longitudinal study of early career clinicians’ expectations and experiences of work, employment and career in the NHS. School of Management, University of Leicester.

2014 - 2016: Associate Tutor, University of Leicester Business School

2013 - Present: University of Leicester Business School funded Doctoral Researcher

2009 - 2010: Research coordinator, x:talk project ‘Human Rights Sex Work and the Challenge of Trafficking’. European Commission’s Daphne programme.

2008 - 2009: Researcher. ISET, London Metropolitan University. ESRC project ‘Migrants in the UK   Sex Industry’.


My main research interests are in the areas of digital labour and the effects broader processes of digitalization at work, labour process theory and atypical work. My doctoral research is a labour process study of digitalization in newspaper journalism. I also have an interest in ethnography and ethnographic methods.


LUBS5330M - Human Resources Management
LUBS5592M - Research Methods and Practice for Consultants
LUBS5442M - Internal Communications and Change Management
LUBS5761M - Strategic HRM and Talent Management

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