Rachel Verdin

I am a Research Fellow at the ESRC Digital Futures at Work Research Centre. My research interests include social policy, gender, digital exclusion, and the future of work. 

Current projects include an examination of how labour markets are changing and the impact on workers, focusing on rapid delivery retail. I have recently concluded work on the EUROSHIP project, a comparative cross-national study examining the risks of poverty and social exclusion. A further focus was on the digital transformation of work and welfare systems across Europe. I have helped develop a digital ecosystem model to understand the extent of digitalisation both within and between countries.  

I completed my PhD funded by the Business school at the University of Sussex on gender pay inequality in the UK. Prior to that I worked for the GMB trade union as an organiser and negotiator for over 17 years.