My research focuses on the comparative political economy of work in the Global South. The research is interdisciplinary and draws on sociology of work (labour process analysis) and political economy to examine organisations and work, especially the informal economy, skills, migration and workers' organisations. It contributes to academic and policy debates on regional development, industrial and social upgrading, firms' strategies and the nature of capitalism.
I convene a scholarly international network on ‘Labour, work and development in the Global South’, based jointly at DMU and a number of UK Universities. I collaborate with Euro-Canadian network on Globalisation and Work, CRIMT, based at University of Montreal, Canada.
I am an Associate Editor Work, Employment and Society (4*)
I am currently supervising 8 PhD students and have experience of supervison to completion and examining of doctoral students. I am the Programme Leader for MA HRM, POWI Institute Head of Research Students, and Module leader at PG level.