We are a team of three academic researchers based in the Business Schools at Queen Mary University of London, University of Surrey, and University of Reading. Click on a team member to find out more about them.
Dr Mark Williams is the Principal Investigator. He is a Reader in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London.
He has previously held posts at the University of Surrey and the London School of Economics. His core research is on mapping socio-economic disparities in the labour market using large-scale survey and administrative data. He has conducted in consultancy/advisory work for government, trade unions, and professional bodies both in the UK and internationally. He is an Editorial Board Member at Work, Employment and Society and an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MSc and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.
Dr Ying Zhou is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Surrey. She is a Co-Investigator of the project.
Her research focuses on job quality, occupation and employee well-being. Specifically, she is interested in job involvement, skill development, work motivation, career change and subjective well-being. Ying’s research on job quality has been presented to the UK Cabinet Office, OECD and the European Commission and cited in UK, French and EU policy documents. She obtained her master and doctoral degrees in Economic Sociology from the University of Oxford.