Dr Abbie Winton

Dr Abbie Winton


Abbie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change. Her research explores issues related to sociotechnical change in the retail, warehousing and logistic industries, and the quality of work. Abbie completed her PhD at the University of Manchester (Work and Equalities Institute) which adopted a Social Shaping of Technology perspective to help understand the changing nature of food retail work during the pandemic. The project paid particular attention to the gendered nature of work and how it shapes and is shaped by technology. After completing her PhD, Abbie spent a year working for the Institute for Employment Studies where she continued to do research looking at gender inequalities, both in relation to career pathways and pensions.

Research interests

Currently, Abbie is working on the HuLog project which investigates how digital technologies shape work and employment conditions in warehouses in Europe. HuLog aims to produce multidisciplinary, cutting-edge scientific knowledge on work and employment in European logistics.


  • PhD, MRes, BSc - University of Manchester

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change