Lecturer in HRM and Public Policy
I came to Leeds in October 2011, as part of the Building Sustainable Societies project. I have previously worked in the third sector and also held a number of posts in central government, as a researcher in the Department for Work and Pensions and in workforce development policy and in learning development in the Department for Education and Skills.
I have a long-standing interest in public employment policies and active labour market programmes. My PhD was an ESRC CASE studentship in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and compared active labour market policies in the UK, Australia and Denmark in respect of partnered women.
I have been awarded an ESRC Future Leaders grant (2013-2016) to examine employer engagement in welfare to work programmes in the UK and Denmark, focusing on the role of inter-organisational relations.
My main research interests broadly fall into the following areas:
- The comparative study of public employment policies
- The role of inter-organizational relations within the delivery of active labour market programmes and how these impact on the involvement of employers
- Policy learning and policy translation within the public policymaking process.