Dr Jo Ingold - BSc (Hons) (Bristol), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management 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, including as a researcher in the Department for Work and Pensions.

I have a long-standing interest in public employment policies and in particular in active labour market programmes. My PhD was an ESRC CASE studentship in collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and was a comparative analysis of policies to assist partnered women into work in the UK, Australia and Denmark.

I was awarded an ESRC Future Leaders grant (2014-2017) to examine employer engagement in employability and skills programmes in the UK and Denmark, focusing on the role of inter-organisational relations.

I am a member of the Associate Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society, a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and an Academic Member of the CIPD.

My main research interests broadly fall into the following areas:

•    The comparative study of public employment policies
•    Recruitment and selection, particularly in relation to disadvantaged labour market groups
•    The employment challenges for disabled people and parents/carers
•    Business and public policy
•    Policy learning and evidence within the public policymaking process

PhD supervision

I welcome applications for doctoral research in any of the above areas.

Current PhD supervision

Marina Boulos (with Prof Chris Forde) - Stress and Work: Prevention vs Cure. An Intervention Study

Andrew Simon Wool (with Dr Kate Hardy) – Effective routes to employment for young disabled people

Contact and CV

Email: j.ingold@leeds.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2645

Location: Leeds University Business School, G.46 Maurice Keyworth Building

Curriculum Vitae


Ingold, J. and Valizade, D. (2017) ‘Employers’ recruitment of disadvantaged groups: exploring the effect of active labour market programme agencies as labour market intermediaries’, Human Resource Management Journal 27(4): 530-547.

van Berkel, R. Ingold, J. McGurk, P., Bredgaard, T. and Boselie, P. (2017) ‘An introduction to employer engagement in the field of HRM. Blending social policy and HRM research in promoting vulnerable groups’ labour market participation’, Human Resource Management Journal Special Issue: Employer engagement, 27(4): 503-513.

Ingold, J. and Monaghan, M. (2016) ‘Evidence translation: an exploration of policymakers’ use of evidence’, Policy and Politics 44(2): 171-190 – Winner of the Ken Young Best Paper Prize 2017 and one of the top-five most read articles in Policy and Politics in 2016

Ingold, J. and Stuart, M. (2015) ‘The demand-side of active labour market policies: a regional study of employer engagement in the Work Programme’, Journal of Social Policy 44(3): 443-462.

Ingold, J. and Etherington, D. (2013) ‘Work, welfare and gender inequalities: An analysis of activation strategies for partnered women in the UK, Australia and Denmark’, Work, Employment and Society 27(4), 621-638.

Etherington, D. and Ingold, J (2012) ‘Welfare to work and the inclusive labour market: A comparative study of activation policies for sickness benefit claimants in the UK and Denmark', Journal of European Social Policy, 22(1), 30-44.