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Research Profile

Prof Phillip Brown 

Career Profile

Current Administration:

  • Research Convenor for Work, Employability and the Labour Market (WELM);
  • Head of Marketing and Communications within the School of Social Sciences;
  • Member of the School of Social Sciences Management Board.

Memberships / External Activities

Professional Contribution:

  • Plenary speaker at academic and professional conferences across Europe, Asia and North America;
  • Advisor to governments on skill formation and international best practice for workforce development;
  • Advisor to private and public sector organisations on the future of work, skills and the knowledge economy; the global labour market; employability, recruitment, and the management of talent.

Teaching Profile

There are currently opportunities for exceptional students to join a small team of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers that I am supervising on issues relating to education, employability, work, and the knowledge economy. If anyone is interested in becoming part of a dynamic team of researchers engaged in leading-edge research please contact me at