I am a Lecturer in Management at the University of Bristol, where I also lead the Faculty Research Group for Perspectives on Work. I direct two undergraduate units at the University of Bristol: Global Business Environment and People, Work & Organisations, and am Programme Director for the BSc in Economics and Management.
In a nutshell, my research explores how different actors- workers, managers, politicians, activists, policymakers and intellectuals- understand, experience and organise the changing world of work and economic life. This overarching agenda breaks down into three intersecting themes, each comprising more specific areas of interest: the organisation and management of work and economic futures, the politics and policy of work and economic futures and the theory and critique of work and economic futures.
I hold a PhD in Global Political Economy from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Prior to joining the Department of Management, I taught social theory at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. I also held research posts at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol; the Department of Arts and Cultural Industries, University of the West of England; and the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. I have also worked and collaborated with a number of research partners outside academia including Vodafone, Indycube, Unite the Union, Creative England, Tower Hamlets Council and Toynbee Hall.
I am a co-editor of Futures of Work, an online blog published by Bristol University Press, and sit on the Associate Board of Work, Employment & Society. I have peer reviewed academic papers for a range of journals including Organization Studies; Organization: the Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society; the Industrial and Labor Relations Review; Ephemera: theory and politics in organization; British Politics; Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory; Interface: A journal for and about social movements; Globalizations and Tamara: Journal of Critical Organization Inquiry.