Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) Supervisors

We offer DSocSci supervision in areas that are compatible with the research interests of its academic staff.

Use the list below to identify one or two members of staff whose interests cover the area you would like to work in:

Mr Paul Brook

  • Emotional Labour and Emotion Work
  • Labour Process Analysis
  • Medical Labour Process and Clinical Work
  • Service Work
  • Service Worker Trade Unionism

Prof Bob Carter

  • Examination of Organisational and Labour Process Changes
  • Public Sector Unionism
  • Trade Unionism

Prof Andy Danford

  • Employment Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Labour Process Analysis

Dr Doris Eikhof

  • Creative Work and Enterprise
  • Transorganisational Work
  • Women's Work
  • Work Life-boundaries

Dr Jo Grady

  • Crises of Welfare States
  • Imperialism, Neo-imperialism and Informal Economic Imperialism
  • HRM and Feminism
  • The Pension Crisis
  • Workplace Inequality and Discrimination

Dr Nikolaus Hammer

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Global Value Chains and Inter-Firm Relations
  • Comparative Work and Employment Relations in Europe
  • International Industrial Relations and Trade Unionism

Prof Peter Nolan

  • Ageing in the Workplace
  • Industrial Relations
  • Inter-generational conflict at Work
  • Labour Markets and Economic Performance

Dr Daniela Rudloff

  • Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion
  • HRM and Training Policy
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Prof Melanie Simms

  • Employer Behaviour
  • Representation of Young Workers
  • Role of Trade Unions in Contemporary Society
  • Work and Employment

Dr Katharine Venter

  • Gender, Careers, and Work-Life Balance
  • Parenting of Chronically Ill and Disabled Children
  • Parent Carers in the Labour Market
  • Learning and Skills Development in the Third Sector
  • Learning and Skills in Chinese Enterprises
  • Implications of National Culture for Learning and for Employment Practices

Dr Glynne Williams

  • Employment/Industrial Relations, in particular:
  • Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies
  • Outsourcing
  • Public Sector Restructuring
  • Role and Implications of ‘Social Enterprise

Professor Stephen Wood

  • Nature of High Involvement Management and Impact on Well-Being and Organisational Performance
  • Teamworking among Software Engineers
  • Staff Morale in Mental Health In-Patient Care
  • Family-Friendly Management - Nature, Predictors of Use, and Performance Effects
  • Work/Non-Work Conflict among Portfolio Workers
  • Bullying at Work
  • Job Design in Call Centres
  • Social and Economic Challenges of Nanotechnology

What if my research interests do not match the staff interests listed?

It is important that the area you want to work in is broadly compatible with our research interests - otherwise we may not be able to accept your application.

However, please do not feel we will not be interested if there is not an exact match. It is sometimes possible to be flexible, so please contact us.

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