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I am a Reader in Work and Organization and have worked at Bristol since 2017. I am interested in individuals and groups at the margins of the labour market, including those who are unemployed or underemployed, and who experience multiple and complex barriers to (good) employment. My work centres on the interrelationship between individual experiences and social or structural contexts, with a particular focus on gender and age.
I am currently engaged in a number of research projects on menopause in the workplace. These question how we can best talk about menopause and provide support to those transitioning through menopause (via HRM functions, health and wellbeing, or via tertiary menopause services) in different occupations and sectors.
In the past, I have undertaken extensive research into unemployment and redundancy, including into those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). I have also researched the management of older workers, the availability of training opportunities for older workers and the use of performance management to ‘manage out’ older workers. My research has been funded by the European Commission, the UK Government’s Equality Office, ACAS, the Independent Social Research Foundation and the ESRC. I publish in journals such as Work, Employment and Society, Human Resource Management Journal, Organization, Education + Training, and the Journal of Education and Work.
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- Ageing and the Life Course
- Perspectives on Work
- Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures
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Beck, V. A., Brewis, J. & Davies, A., 10 May 2021, In: Organization. 28, 3, p. 510-520 11 p.
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A Capability Approach to Understand the Scarring Effects of Unemployment and Job Insecurity: Developing the Research AgendaEgdell, V. & Beck, V. A., 6 May 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Work, Employment and Society.
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Beck, V. A., Brewis, J., Davies, A. & Duberley, J., 8 May 2020, In: Human Resource Management Journal. 31, 1, p. 49-64 16 p.
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