Chris Warhurst is co-organising the mini-conference The impact of global shifts on job quality. He is Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney. His most recent co-edited work, the Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, will be published in 2013. New co-authored books include Aesthetic Labour (Sage, 2012) and A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Work and Employment (Sage, 2013). His current research interest focuses on job quality. He is also co-editor, with Patricia Findlay, of Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? (Palgrave, 2012), with whom he co-organized the ESRC-funded seminar series ‘Making bad Jobs Better’ from which a public interest report will be launched. He has provided advisory work on employment to government in the UK, Scotland, Australia and Hungary as well as the OECD.