Department of Work and Employment Studies

We would like to take a moment of your time to let you know that we are changing our name to the Department of Work and Employment Studies. 

We believe our new name reflects our discipline’s roots in industrial sociology, industrial relations, work health and safety, and our ongoing study of the employee relationship. However, it also better reflects our discipline’s evolution and expansion, its growing focus on work and organisational psychology, the legalities of work and other continuing developments in labour economics, sociology and public policy as aspects of our field. In light of this, the existing name of the department no longer encompasses the breath of teaching and research being undertaken by its members and the use of the term ‘personnel’ is no longer relevant to you, our stakeholders.

The inaugural lecture of our Kemmy Chair in Work and Employment Studies, Professor Kevin Murphy, took place in the Kemmy Business School on Monday 30th April 2018
Please click here to view the video of his lecture.
We thank you for your support in our journey thus far and welcome your continued involvement as our teaching and research work continues. 

Dr. Christine Cross
Head, Department of Work and Employment Studies.