Professor Melanie Simms
- Professor of Work and Employment (Management)
Melanie is Professor of Work and Employment. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, she worked at the University of Leicester, University of Warwick, University of Kent, Cardiff University and the University of Oxford.
Her research interests include:
- Young workers’ transitions into work
- Employment policy to support young workers e.g. apprenticeships
- Employer engagement with labour market policies
- Worker voice, especially through trade unions
- Trade union renewal in the UK and internationally
- Young workers and trade unions. Hans Boeckler Stiftung. 2014-ongoing.
- Bargaining for Social Rights in the Public Sector – BARSOP. European Commission. 2016-2018
- Negotiating Wage (In)Equality – NEWIN. European Commission. 2014-2018.
- Precarious Pathways to Employment for Young People? ESRC. 2014-2017.
- Representation of the losers of the crisis. British Academy Small Grant. 2015-2016.
- Bargaining for social rights at sectoral level – BARSORIS. European Commission. 2014.
- Employer experiences of hiring young workers. British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. 2013-2014.
- Youth unemployment policies. Unionlearn. 2012-2013.
- Bargaining for social rights – BARSORI. European Commission. 2011.
- Young workers and precarious employment. ESRC seminar series. 2010-2012.
- Evaluating developments in union organiser training. Nuffield Foundation. 2006-2007.
Lachlan Smith – graduate identities in their transitions into the labour market.
Interested in supervising PhD student around the following topics:
- Employment relations theory
- Collective interests especially with regard to worker voice and trade unionism
- Trade union renewal
- Union organising
- Employer behaviour with regard to engaging (or not) with labour market policies to help young people and other vulnerable groups
- Human Resource Management
- Employment relations
- Comparative industrial relations
Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts
Academic Fellow of Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development
Fellow of Higher Education Academy