Professor Caroline Lloyd

Professor Caroline Lloyd


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I welcome PhD applications from students with an interest in the field of work, labour markets and skills. Key research areas are:

  • Low wage work
  • Progression in the labour market
  • International comparative research (particularly France, Norway, Germany, USA, Australia, Singapore, UK)
  • Quality of work
  • Work organisation and skill utilisation
  • Skills policy
  • Trade unions and the regulation of the labour market

Professional memberships

Member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Associate Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal 

Series book co-editor: Palgrave studies Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment

Caroline joined Cardiff University in 2006 when the ESRC centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) transferred from the University of Warwick.  She is currently a professor in the School of Social Sciences and a senior research fellow in SKOPE.  Her previous posts at Warwick included Warwick Research Fellow, ESRC management research fellow, lecturer and senior lecturer in industrial relations.

  • The political economy of skill
  • The relationship between product markets, labour markets, work organisation and skills.
  • Low waged work in Europe
  • Skills policy
  • Workplace industrial relations