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.