Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


04 May 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Approaching the research of labour rights enforcement: where to start, what to consider and what are the challenges

This online workshop has been organised by the Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity (SMP) Pathway and is open to all SMP Pathway ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities.

This seminar will be a discussion of research regarding labour inspection and the state more generally in a changing labour market and will look at some of the challenges and issues of undertaking the research of enforcing rights within the workforce especially some of the more vulnerable parts of it. It is work conducted by Miguel Martinez Lucio with Stephen Mustchin at the University of Manchester and other work conducted by Miguel Martinez Lucio regarding general aspects of the state and regulation. The session aims to evaluate the question of how sensitive work in the area generally has become.

By attending this seminar students will:

  • Understand some of the challenges of interviewing vulnerable workers and harder to reach segments of the labour market
  • Understand some of the challenges of looking at the role of the state
  • Understand the way alliances and joint work with practitioners develop


Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio

Professor of International HRM & Comparative Industrial Relations, The University of Manchester

Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio currently teaches Contemporary Employment Relations, Human Resource Management (Context and Organisation), and International Human Resource Management at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He was the Coordinator and a co-founder of the Fairness at Work Research Centre (FairWRC) and an active member of the European Work and Employment Research Centre (EWERC): he was part of the team that merged these into the current Work & Equalities Institute (WEI) and is currently a co-director.

This training session will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. 

PLEASE NOTE: This training session will NOT be recorded or available in the VIRE for future viewing.