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A diverse community of
leading experts, policymakers
and practitioners

The Institute’s key research themes
are led by ten academic partners
spread across the UK.

We’re a UK-wide research
organisation exploring what
productivity means for business

Businesses are crucial to solving
the UK’s productivity problems.

Professor Christopher Warhurst

Director, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

Research Theme: Organisational capital


Christopher’s main research interests lie in the areas of job quality, skills, and labour market and labour process developments, trends and issues. He is motivated by wanting to see better scientific and policymaker understanding of work and employment. He has been an expert advisor to the UK, Australian and Scottish Governments as well as the OECD, Oxfam Scotland and the Scottish Living Wage Campaign. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

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