Lecturer in Gerontology, University of Southampton
I am a sociologist of work, and am particularly interested in what work means to people, how this changes over the lifecourse, and inequalities in people's experiences of work.
My PhD looked at how Welsh coalmining communities had responded to the labour market restructuring which followed the 1984/85 Miners' Strike, and prompted a long-standing interest in occupational attachments and how these shift and interact with unpaid work. In the 2000s I worked in the Employment Group at the Policy Studies Institute, focusing on disadvantage and evaluations of labour market programmes.
I am currently researching flexible working in later life from an employer perspective, and developing research interests around the work of blogging.
Aug 06, 2021 09:44 am UTC| Life
When asked about the governments position on remote working in the long-term, UK chancellor Rishi Sunak recently said that young people in particular would benefit from physically being in the office. It was really...
Dec 19, 2020 09:51 am UTC| Life
For years, politicians and employers alike have talked up the promise of flexible working. And it looked like change was happening. Last year, the UK government announced a consultation around whether flexible work...
The UK government has made a surprise announcement that the rise in state pension age to 68 is to be phased in from 2037, instead of 2044. Made just days before the end of an unusually troubled parliamentary session, it is...