Working Lives

July 21, 2009

Funded by the Welsh Education Research Network (WERN) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the ‘Working Lives’ research team is led by Dr Lynne Gornall, Centre for Enterprise, University of Glamorgan and brings together members from multiple academic disciplines across three Higher Education Instiutions in South Wales

Established in 2007, the team’s interests lie in recording and analysing narratives of occupational change in the working lives of lecturers in post-devolution Wales. Comprising a core team of five from The University of Wales Newport, the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University, a number of expert associates also contribute to the team in an advisory capacity.

Team members have contributed a number of papers and presentations at recent research events and conferences : Caryn Cook (Newport) addressed the NEXUS HE conference (June 09) as a newer researcher, Dr Jane Salisbury (Cardiff) and Lyn Daunton (Glamorgan) ran research training at a project research day held at Glamorgan (April 09) and attended by FE/HE staff from five south east Wales insititutions, and Lynne Gornall and Dr Brychan Thomas (Glamorgan) are looking at future funding bids and publications.

Professor Alan Felstead of Cardiff University has been an expert advisor to the team. In March, Dr Andrew Rothwell, Centre for Professional Studies, Coventry, visited the group, to discuss a ‘Working Lives’ Symposium at the forthcoming IPED 2009 conference. Accepting this invitation, the team has also invited colleagues at Glamorgan, including a research initiative led by Professor Michael Sheehan, to co-present at IPED.

A poster about the project is available to download.

For more information, please contact Lynne Gornall (, 01443 482670)

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