Podcast: How personal histories impact our expectations of working life

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change

Charles Umney and Vera Trappmann

Professor Vera Trappmann and Dr Charles Umney talk about their research on how emotional factors in a person’s past can influence their work orientation and different expectations of working life. 

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Professor Trappmann and Dr Umney, along with other CERIC members, presented at the 40th International Labour Process Conference held on 21-23 April 2022 in Padua, Italy.

This episode was recorded in May 2022. If you would like to get in touch regarding this research, contact research.lubs@leeds.ac.uk. A transcript of this recording is available. 

About the speakers: 

Professor Vera Trappmann is Professor of Comparative Employment Relations in the Work and Employment Relations Department. Her main research interests focus on the dynamics of organisational restructuring and its impact on working biographies, and organised labour.  

Dr Charles Umney is an Associate Professor in the Work and Employment Relations Division at Leeds University Business School. He has various research interests including platform worker protest; the social effects of market-centric policy in public services; and working life in arts and culture. 

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