2019 Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC) Doctoral Conference

The Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) warmly invites postgraduate researchers at all stages to the 2019 CERIC Doctoral Conference, to be held on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

Download the Call for Papers

The theme for this year’s conference is The Changing Nature of Work’.  Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited from a broad spectrum of disciplines covering aspects:

1) New technologies and the influence of Artificial Intelligence upon Labour Markets.

2) New employment trends and the nature of precarious work.

3) Changing demographic and their effects upon workforces


Additionally, we welcome Abstracts from disciplines covering, but not limited to: Gender, Race, Disability, Class, Power, Income, Health and Education.

The deadline for abstract submission of up to 300 words is Friday 29th April 2019 (notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday 3rd May).

The abstract submission can be made via email - cericphd@leeds.ac.uk

CERIC is pleased to offer a prize for the best presentation, which will be the costs (up to £500) to cover attendance at a leading conference of the student’s choice. There is also a prize of £100 for the best poster presentation.

For further information, please contact The CERIC PhD team at cericphd@leeds.ac.uk

Event format

9:30 – 10:00 Meadows TR.04 Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 10:30 Meadows TR.04 Keynote Speech 
Vera Trappmann (Associate Professor in Work and Employment Relations) 
The Future of Work and Labour Protest: why precarious workers don’t contest their work 
10:35 – 10:55 Meadows TR.04 Shweta Sharma (University of Sheffield) 
Accessing Decent Work Conditions: a study of women street vendors in Delhi, India 
10:35 – 10:55 Meadows TR.03 Gabriella Cioce (Nottingham University Business School) 
Why do low-paid migrant workers mobilise in the Italian logistics sector? 
11:00 – 11:20 Meadows TR.04 Cheryl Hurst (University of Leeds) 
Barriers to Intervention Success: the role of discourse in women’s (under)representation in leadership positions across higher education institutions 
11:00 – 11:20 Meadows TR.03 Joe Kearsey (University of Nottingham) 
Control, Camaraderie and Resistance: Precarious work and organisation in the hospitality industry 
11:20 – 11:30   Short Break
11:30 – 11:50 Meadows TR.04 Jo Burgess (University of Leeds) 
Gender and Vocational Education: Barriers and Opportunities 
11:30 – 11:50 Meadows TR.03 Rachael Barrow (Lancaster University) 
The Disciplining of the Unemployed in UK Job Centres: Experiences of the home-schooled individuals 
12:00 – 12:20 Meadows TR.04 Rebecca Brunk (University of Lincoln) 
Inclusive Leadership and the impact on organizational climate and employee perceptions of inclusion 
12:00 – 12:20 Meadows TR.03 Jacob Boult (University of Manchester) 
Flexible Work: tracing the ambiguity of the concept 
12:25 – 12:45 Meadows TR.04 Clare Matysova (University of Leeds) 
Shared Parental Leave: a catalyst for progressing gender equality of a reinforcement of the status quo? 
12:25 – 12:45 Meadows TR.03 Stephen McCairns (University of Gloucestershire) 
The Death of an Organization: a case study in facility closure 
12:50 – 13:10 Meadows TR.04 Cunqiang Shi (Cardiff University) 
Freedom to Fail? Disabled people’s employment opportunities in contemporary China 
12:50 – 13:10 Meadows TR.03 Mingchu Wang (University of Leeds) 
Colleagues of Buddies: How do identity conflicts affect employee’s work engagement in small start-up firms? 
13:10 – 14:00 Meadows TR.05 Lunch
14:00 – 14:20 Meadows TR.04 Megan Butler (University of Leeds) 
Advancing HR Management Practises Using Artificial Intelligence 
14:00 – 14:20 Meadows TR.03 Abbie Winton (University of Manchester) 
Retail Employment and Technological Change in the UK: a gendered analysis 
14:25 – 14:45 Meadows TR.04 Ghazal Vahidi (University of Nottingham) 
Representation of Changing Nature of Careers in UK Press 1985 - 2015 
14:25 – 14:45 Meadows TR.03 Laura Hickman (University of Nottingham) 
Austerity on the front line: the experiences of benefit advisors during the implementation of social security reforms 
14:50 – 15:10 Meadows TR.04 Sarah Spence (University of Leeds) 
Midwives: the biggest bullies in the caring profession – why? 
14:50 – 15:10 Meadows TR.03 Jennifer Davies (University of Birmingham) 
NHS Administrative Work: ‘Bullshit jobs’ or a cage worth unlocking? 
15:15 – 15:35 Meadows TR.04 Yooseop Chun (King’s College London) 
The Suicide Protest in South Korea 
15:35 – 15:50   Short break
15:50 – 16:10 Meadows TR.04 Riley Livingstone (University of Strathclyde) 
Collaborative Innovation: a thematic review and adapted framework
16:10 – 16:30 Meadows TR.04 Kate Simpson (University of Nottingham) 
Men and Nursing: challenges and opportunities in the 21st Century
16:30 - 16:50 Meadows TR.04 Peter Schofield (University of Manchester) 
Understanding the relationship between the SME and the regulatory environment and its influence on the development of HRM 
17:00 – 17:30 Meadows TR.04 Closing speech and award ceremony 
Jo Ingold (Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Public Policy)