Patricia Findlay

Patricia Findlay is Professor of Work and Employment Relations and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She is currently working on a number of research projects relating to public sector workers: with Commander, Lindsay and others she is researching technological change and job quality in NHS pharmacy services; with Findlay and Stewart she is studying occupational pay for public sector professionals; and with Findlay and Commander she is researching female academic careers. She is co-editor with Chris Warhurst, Chris Tilly and Francoise Carre of Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? (Palgrave, 2012). With Commander (and Warhurst, Keep and Lloyd), she co-organized an ESRC-funded seminar series on ‘Making Bad Jobs Better’ ( She works closely with trade unions and other organizations in developing effective approaches to skills and learning. She is a member of the editorial board of the Industrial Relations Journal, a former editorial board member of the journal Work, Employment and Society, a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and a lay member of the Employment Tribunal Service.

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