Research projects

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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Early Years Employment Research Hub 1 August 2023 1 August 2033
Just transition in the UK 1 December 2020 31 December 2030
Competence Centre 1 October 2023 30 September 2026
Humans in Digital Logistics 1 November 2022 31 October 2025
Transition to Parenthood in UK SMEs Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 October 2022 30 September 2025
Longitudinal study: sex work, violence and HIV reduction in southern Africa 1 March 2021 31 July 2025
Examining the scope for improving performance through diversity and inclusion in National Highways’ supply chain 1 August 2021 1 July 2025
Digital Futures At Work Research Centre Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 January 2020 31 December 2024
Leeds University Business School System-level Sustainability (LESS) research group 1 August 2020 31 July 2024

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest 1 July 2019 31 December 2023
Gender, digital technology, and the future of work in India 1 March 2021 31 October 2023
Can workforce diversity stimulate transformation towards a more sustainable future? 1 April 2023 1 October 2023
An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Financial Vulnerability 1 January 2022 31 August 2023
Sustainability in Britain’s pub industry: exploring the social, economic and environmental impacts of different pub models 1 January 2022 31 August 2023
Paternal Involvement and its Effects on Children’s Education (PIECE) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 April 2021 30 June 2023
Protest of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic 1 May 2021 31 December 2022
The Future of Work in Just Transitions The British Academy 1 July 2021 30 September 2022
Transformational effects of COVID-19 on inequalities at work: An international analysis of job polarisation, occupational segregation and emerging policy responses 1 January 2021 31 August 2022
Democratic deconsolidation at work? Understanding the relationship between voice in the workplace and political engagement across the UK’s social divides 1 January 2021 31 August 2022
Establishing the feasibility of using machine learning to investigate UK company strategy and performance 1 January 2021 31 August 2022
UK aerospace restructuring: jobs, skills and high-performance work 1 January 2021 31 August 2022
Research Network on Work, Labour and Climate Change 21 February 2019 21 February 2022
Childcare during COVID-19 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 10 September 2020 9 January 2022
The worker voice in Just Transitions to a low-carbon economy: building evidenced based policy making in Yorkshire and the Humber 1 December 2020 31 October 2021
Welfare at a (Social) Distance Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 May 2020 31 October 2021
Professional Service Firms of the Future: Organizational Responses to Artificial Intelligence in the Legal and Audit Professions 1 January 2020 31 August 2021
Responding to the COVID-19 jobs crisis and beyond: building an evidence base for public policy 1 December 2020 31 March 2021
PREWORK 1 March 2016 31 December 2020
Reconceptualising inclusion at work 1 February 2019 31 August 2020
Contesting the Platform Economy 1 February 2019 31 August 2020
Evaluation of the Migrant Access Project Plus Leeds City Council 1 February 2018 31 July 2019
Online platforms and working conditions in live music Hans Boeckler Foundation 1 September 2017 1 September 2018
Migration, equality and social cohesion: promoting inter-community dialogue in times of change 1 November 2016 1 January 2018
Employer engagement in active labour market programmes 1 February 2014 1 December 2017
Forging a Future for the British Steel Industry 2016 1 February 2017
EU social rights/ internal market law The European Parliament 1 September 2014 1 May 2015
The impact of the national minimum wage on the earnings, hours and work of domiciliary workers 1 April 2012 1 October 2012
Women transport workers and the crisis 1 January 2012 1 July 2012
The state of the Yorkshire economy 1 January 2011 1 July 2011
Migration Worker Project: The experiences of migrants in Barnsley 1 December 2009 1 September 2010
A comparative study of non-standard employment 1 June 2009 1 March 2010
Learning in Partnership: Responding to the Restructuring of the European Steel and Metal Sectors 1 September 2001 1 June 2005
Qualitative Evaluation of ACAS Advisory Project Work 1 May 2004 1 January 2005
Examination of the social and economic impact of steel redundancies in Wales 1 December 2002 1 December 2003
Analysis of blueprint for business success 1 May 2003 1 July 2003
Questionnaire design
Questionnaire design
Measuring and improving employee engagement and wellbeing within a UK public-sector organisation
The development of an instrument for assessing the quality of human capital in medium sized enterprises
Social prescribing: Moving the agenda forward
Social entrepreneurship
Job market readiness
Developing leadership in girls
Employee physiology and workplace outcomes
Job crafting
The regulation of irregular workers in the new japan 1 December 2009
Encouraging workplace dialogue on training and skills – Case studies
E-Skills funding in Europe
Conceptualising contemporary professions Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC)
Collective learning fund pilot evaluation phase 1 2007
Evaluation of collective learning fund: phase 2
The social protection of workers in the platform economy The European Parliament 2017
The regulation of irregular workers in the new japan June 2009 September 2010
The business case for diversity
Restructuring, redundancy and sustainable employment: the challenges of the contemporary economic crisis
Raising the demand for learning
Investigation of Trade Union Learning Representative initiative
Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study on working and living conditions, social consciousness and civic engagement
Informal Networks and the Representation of Workers’ Interests Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 2004 2006
Good Employment Relations in the UK offshore oil industry 2004
An Impact study on relocation, restructuring and the viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The impact on employment, working conditions and regional development The European Parliament 2006
Review of on-the-job learning methodologies
Employment relations in UK finance sector 2007
Union learning in the Yorkshire region 2007
Learning through Work
Modern Union Representatives: Case Studies Research
Evaluation of Unionlearn and the Union Learning Fund
Organising and case work in the NUT
Engaging communities and building social capital 2010
Diversity in the legal profession in England and Wales
Housing is a mental health issue 2016 2017
Sustainability, net-zero, and the green economy