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Professor Caroline Lloyd

Professor Caroline Lloyd

Professor

School of Social Sciences

Email
lloydc4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70397
Fax:
44 (0) 29 208 74175
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Caroline Lloyd is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences, teaching and researching in the field of work and employment. Her main research interests focus on the political economy of skill, work organisation and labour markets. She has a particular interest in the causes and consequences of low wage work, co-editing Low-Wage Work in the United Kingdom (Russell Sage Foundation) and contributing to a major international study Low Wage Work in the Wealthy World.  Recent research has focused on a comparative study of skills and work organisation in the service sector; Skills in the Age of Overqualification: Comparing Service Sector Work in Europe (with Jonathan Payne) (Oxford University Press). Current research projects include a Leverhulme Trust funded project on digitalisation in the workplace and the role of trade unions.

 

Biography

Caroline is a professor in the School of Social Sciences and an associate research fellow at the ESRC centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), University of Oxford. Caroline joined Cardiff University in 2006 when SKOPE transferred from the University of Warwick. She previously worked at Warwick for 13 years, as a Warwick Research Fellow, ESRC management research fellow, lecturer and senior lecturer in industrial relations. Prior to Warwick, Caroline was a researcher at Keele and Cardiff Universities.

Professional memberships

  • Member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association
  • Associate Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal 
  • Editorial Board: New Technology, Work and Employment

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Teaching

Current teaching

  • Director, MSc Social Science Research Methods
  • Convenor: Undergraduate module: Work and Skills in the 21st Century: an international perspective
  • MSc module: International and Comparative Skills Systems
  • UG and PG Dissertation Supervision

Current Research Projects

Digital Technologies and Job Quality: do unions make a difference? (2021-2023)

2 year Leverhulme-funded project comparing union approaches to digitalisation in the UK and Norway. Collaboration with Prof Jonathan Payne (PI), De Montfort University.

Skills, Employability and the Future of Work in an Age of Digital Disruption (2020-2023)

3 year project funded by Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore.

Wales Future of Further Education

Collaborative project funded by Colegau Cymru with the Universities of Manchester and Sydney. The Project Report was published in November 2020. Enabling Renewal: Further Education and Building Better Citizenship, Occupations and Business Communities in Wales, Cardiff: ColegauCyrmu.

Supervision

Supervision

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

  • Digital technologies
  • 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

Current students

Said Shadi 'Exploring And Testing Theoretical Models To Explain Acceptance Of Sotware 'Robots' In Healthcare'

Chloe Reid  'Learning To Work? Employer Engagement With Secondary Schools And Its Impact On Young People’s Aspirations And Post-16 Transitions In Wales'

Anne Reardon-James 'Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Essential Skills Training in the Workplace in SE Wales'

Francisco Pando Junco 'Adressing The Issue Of Labour Automation From A Marxist Perspective'

Gareth Downey 'Employers' Confidence In Vocational Qualifications And The Vocational Qualifications System In Wales'

Current supervision

Said Shadi

Research student

Anne Reardon-James

Research student

Chloe Reid

Research student