Human Resources, Work and Employment (HRWE) research group

Read about this UWE Bristol research group and their research interests.

The Human Resources, Work and Employment (HRWE) research group takes on a reconstructive ‘both-and’ approach to human resources (HR) and employment studies research.

HRWE, led by Professor Sue Durbin, undertake research oriented to fairness for employees and the perspectives of management. As such, we give voice to a range of stakeholders in the employment relationship through our research.

We aim to support members to produce publishable outputs that inform our teaching and which engage our external partners.

Research interests

Our research interests include:

  • equality in employment
  • employee relations
  • employability
  • graduate destinations
  • austerity and HR systems
  • discourse and identity
  • attitudes to work in Bristol
  • occupational licensing
  • organisational socialisation
  • the role of line managers and organisational performance
  • the HR/employment solicitor relationship
  • the role of learning.

Learn more about HRWE

In the short video, HRWE Group member, Dr Helen Mortimore, talks about the work of the Group, its members and their areas of specialisms.