Research Associate
Cardiff University

My research interests include industrial relations, employment and education. I work with large complex administrative datasets, with a particular focus on education and skills research; as well as undertaking primary research, both qualitative and quantitative, in relation to industrial relations. My current projects are exploring trade union organising in the service sector, and international campaigns and social movements in the garment sector.

I have previously worked on an ESRC funded multi-university projects using the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, and a European Commission FP7 funded project, Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future (COCOPS). I was also a research officer for the ESRC funded Administrative Data Research Network.

My qualifications include an MA in Globalisation, Identity and Technology (Nottingham Trent University, 2004), an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Cardiff University, 2007) and a PhD (Cardiff University, 2016). My PhD thesis, entitled 'The union learning agenda and trade union revitalisation in Wales', used qualitative and quantitative methods to consider trade union activity on education and skill development in relation to trade union organising. 


ADR Wales
Administrative Data Research UK The ESRC, as part of UKRI, are funding an important new investment in research infrastructure to maximise the potential of administrative data as a resource for high-quality research in the UK – Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK). ADR UK
Research Team:
Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University), Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), Sonia De Saxe (Cardiff University)
Urgent Appeals: Data and Shared Learning ESRC GCRF Project
This is a project that is being undertaken by colleagues in Cardiff Business School and WISERD in collaboration with the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC). It built on an earlier ESRC IAA Award which was completed in March 2019. The focus of our work is to improve and develop the
Research Team:
Jean Jenkins (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University)
Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC)
About the Centre The main aim of ADRC WALES was to create a world-class administrative data research centre, known for its ability to access, link and make safe use of data for high quality research. Our work was underpinned by a robust Governance framework. ADRC Wales
Research Team:
Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University), Dora Pouliou, Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), David Blackaby (Swansea University), Foteini Tseliou (Cardiff University)
Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar Trade Union Learning Activity: Resource or Distraction?
8th December 2015 |
This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focuses on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. Presented By: Katy Huxley