Dr Vanessa A Beck

BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD

  • BS8 1SD


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Research interests

Vanessa’s research focuses on the implications for the management of older workers, the availability of training opportunities for older workers and the use of performance management to ‘manage out’ older workers. She has also undertaken extensive research into unemployment and redundancy, including into those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and individuals with multiple and complex barriers to employment. She has previously undertaken research funded by the European Commission, the UK Government’s Equality Office, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, and the Government Equality Office. Currently, she is working on an ESRC IAA project on Tackling the Menopause Taboo in the Workplace, and leading an Independent Social Research Foundation small group project on Reconceptualising Underemployment. 

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Ageing and the Life Course
  • Perspectives on Work
  • Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures

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Research Output

  • 23 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 9 Commissioned report
  • 8 Chapter in a book
  • 2 Editorial (Academic Journal)
Open Access
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)

    Menopause and the workplace: new directions in HRM research and HR practice

    Atkinson, C., Beck, V. A., Brewis, J., Davies, A. & Duberley, J., 29 Apr 2020, In : Human Resource Management Journal. 2020

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes

    Beck, V. & Brook, P., 1 Feb 2020, In : Work, Employment and Society. 34, 1, p. 3-17 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 105 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Editorial activity

    Work, Employment and Society (Journal)

    Vanessa A Beck (Editor)

    1 Jan 2015Dec 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity