Dr Danat Valizade

Lecturer in Quantitative Methods

Research

With the background in economics and nearly a decade-long career in trade unions, I joined the Faculty in 2012 first as a doctoral candidate and then as a full-time academic member of staff in 2014.

My research interests concern segmented labour markets and the effect they have on job quality, inequalities and worker representation. My Ph.D. thesis was an empirical enquiry into challenges and opportunities posed to trade unions by the rise of contingent employment in segmented labour markets. The thesis argued that blurring boundaries between primary and secondary labour markets distort trade union representation strategies entrenching further the division between core union members and periphery populated by workers with insecure, casual employment contracts.

I have been involved in numerous research project exploring the demand side of active labour market policies, trade union learning agenda and training provision in the workplace, wage determination and trajectories of collective bargaining in the UK.

I am currently working on two externally funded research projects looking at diversity and career progression in the legal profession and the social protection of workers in the platform (on-demand) economy. Funded by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the former aims at estimating the effect of the intersection of gender and ethnicity on lawyers’ career progression drawing on the representative dataset of more than 200,000 registered solicitors in England and Wales. The latter was commissioned by the European Parliament to understand better how work conducted through online platforms of the like of Uber, Deliveroo and Mechanical Turk affects workers’ access to social protection schemes.

 Drawing on expertise in quantitative methods, my research agenda is centred on the application of data science in labour market studies. I endeavour to use mathematical formulae and learning algorithms to make sense of labour market, employee and organisational outcomes. Along this line I have recently joined the team of researchers working on an NIHR funded project investing the relationship between care home staffing and quality of care (https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/1514429/#/%20summary-of-research).

I sit on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society (4*ABS) and on the executive committee of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA).

Teaching

I specialise in teaching research methodology alongside human resource management and labour market disciplines. I have an extensive experience of teaching quantitative research methods and mixed-methods research design at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have designed and lead courses on advanced quantitative analysis (multilevel modelling and latent variable analysis) and statistical software packages, especially the R software environment for statistical computing and graphics. I currently teach the following courses.


LUBS 1180: Understanding Data in the Social Sciences
LUBS 2885: Human Resource Management Research Practices and Personal Tutorials
LUBS 5293M: Understanding Your Discipline

Doctoral Supervision

Felix Schulz ‘Intra-firm Pay Differentials, Employee Trust and Management Control’ (co-supervised with Andy Charlwood) - year of completion 2020.

Publications

International refereed journals

Aulakh, S., Charlwood, A., Muzio, D., Tomlinson, J. and Valizade, D. (forthcoming). Mapping advantages and disadvantages: Diversity in the legal profession in England and Wales. Research report. Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Ingold, J. and Valizade, D. (forthcoming). The role of labour market intermediaries in the recruitment of disadvantaged groups. Human Resource Management Journal.

Valizade, D., Ogbonnaya, C., Tregaskis O. and Forde, C. (2016). A mutual gains perspective on workplace partnership: employee outcomes and mediating role of the employment relations climate. Human Resource Management Journal. Online first: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1748-8583.12113/abstract

Ogbonnaya, C. and Valizade, D. (2016). High performance work practices, employee outcomes and organizational performance: a 2-1-2 multilevel mediation analysis. The International Journal of Human Resource Management Online first: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2016.1146320

Ogbonnaya, C. and Valizade, D. (2015) Participatory workplace activities and employee-level outcomes: the mediating role of work intensification. Management Research Review, 38(5): 540-558.

Policy and research reports

Valizade, D., MacKenzie, R., Cook, H and Forde, C. (2015). Collective bargaining, pay and union-management relationships in unionised workplaces during the post-recession period. CERIC Policy Report No 7.

Ingold, J. and Valizade, D. (2015). A comparative study of employer engagement in active labour market policies in the UK and Denmark: employer survey. CERIC Policy Report No 6.

Stuart M., Valizade, D. and Bessa, I. (2015). Skills and training: the union advantage. Available at: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Skils_and_training.pdf

Working papers (available by request)

Valizade, D. and Ingold, J. Employer participation in active labour market policies within segmented labour markets.

Valizade, D., MacKenzie, R. Forde, C. and Cook, H. Pay rises in unionised workplaces during and after the recession.

Ingold, J., Valizade, D and Bredgaard, T.  Understanding employer engagement in Active Labour Market Policies (ALMPs): An economic transaction within the domain of social exchange.

Ingold, J., Stuart M. and Valizade, D. Determinants of employer engagement in active labour market programmes.

Mackenzie, R., Valizade, D, Forde, C. and Cook, H. The effect of trade unions on High Performance Work Systems (HPWS): Does industrial relations climate matter?

Valizade, D. and Lopes, A. Casualization and union responses in the UK higher and further education.

Conference papers

Valizade, D. and Ingold, J. (2016). ‘Active labour market policies within segmented labour markets’ Presented at the Society for Advancement in Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference. University of California Berkeley, U.S.

Valizade, D., MacKenzie, R., Forde, C. and Cook, H. (2016). ‘Pay rises in unionised workplaces during and after the recession’ Presented at 68th Annual Labor and Employment Relations Association Meeting (LERA). Minneapolis, U.S.

Valizade, D. (2016) ‘Does labour market segmentation explain causes and consequences of trade unions responses to contingent work?’ International Labour Process Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Mackenzie R., Forde C., Cook H., and Valizade, D. (2015). ‘The Effect of Trade Unions on High Performance Work Systems (HPWS): Does industrial Relations Climate Matter?’ To be presented at 17th International Labour and Employment Relations Association World Congress (ILERA). Cape Town, South Africa.

Valizade, D. and Chidiebere, O. (2014) ‘Employee-level outcomes of union-employer cooperation: who benefits from workplace partnership?’ Presented at 64th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference. University of Westminster, June 25-27 London, UK.

Chidiebere, O. and Valizade, D. (2014) ‘Participatory workplace activities and employee-level outcomes: the mediating role of work intensification’. To be presented at 14th European Management Review Annual Conference. June 4-7 Valencia, Spain.

Lopes, A. and Valizade, D. (2014) ‘Casualization and union responses in UK higher and further education'. Presented at 66th Labor and Employment Relations Association Annual Meeting. May 27 - June 2 Portland, Oregon, USA.

Valizade, D. (2014) ‘Why would workers prefer collective forms of representation? Evidence from the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study (2011 WERS)’. International Labour Process Conference. April 7-9 Kings College London, London, UK.

Forkert, K., Lopes, A., Valizade, D., Blake, V. and Moore, P. (2014) ‘Zero-hour contracts in post-16 education: research and campaigning’. 10th Critical Labour Studies Symposium. March 8-9, Ruskin College, Oxford, UK.

Valizade, D. (2013) ‘Trade unions and contingent work: the rationale for union campaigning’. Industrial Relations in Europe Conference. September 12-14 Bucharest, Romania.

Valizade, D. (2013) ‘The impact of contingent work on trade unions: challenge or source of renewal?’ The 63rd British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference. University of Strathclyde, June 27-29 Glasgow, UK.

Conferences organised

66th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference. (2016). Leeds, United Kingdom.

65th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference. (2015). PhD Workshop. Leicester, United Kingdom.

67th Labour and Employment Relations Association Annual Meeting. (2015). The session entitled ‘Transformations in higher education and working conditions of adjunct faculty’. Pittsburgh, USA. 

CERIC Doctoral Conference. (2015). Leeds University Business School, UK.

2nd BUIRA PhD Symposium. (2014). Leeds University Business School, UK.

64th British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference (2014). PhD Workshop. London, UK.

CERIC Doctoral Conference. (2014). Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom.

10th Critical Labour Studies Symposium. (2014). Workshop on zero-hours contracts in post-16 education: research and campaigning. Oxford, United Kingdom.

BUIRA PhD Symposium. (2013). Leeds University Business School, UK.

CERIC Doctoral Conference.  (2013). Leeds University Business School, UK

Contact and CV

G49, Maurice Keyworth Building, University of Leeds

Email: D.Valizade@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1133430353

Curriculum Vitae