Supporting PhD students and enhancing career prospects through active engagement in academic debates
Being a part of one of the largest academic associations in the United Kingdom BUIRA PhD Network aims to provide support and encourage collaboration among doctoral students in the fields of employment relations, human resource management, and labour market studies.
PhD Network Convenors
Meet your reps
School of Law
University of Glasgow
I am a PhD student in the school of law at the University of Glasgow, working on the Work on Demand Project under the supervision of Prof. Ruth Dukes. My research is concerned with workers’ spontaneous struggles for labour rights in the Chinese on-demand economy, exploring how existing laws shape on-demand workers’ action choices based on qualitative research. My recently published article ‘Regulating On-demand Work in China: Just Getting Started?’ in Industrial Law Journal is a phased-outcome of my research.
Prior to joining the Work on Demand project, I was a lecturer at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law. I hold a PhD degree in Law and Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. My previous research focused on employment rights in China. I have also been working on an empirical research project about on-demanded employment in China funded by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Business
University College Dublin
I am a final year PhD researcher in industrial relations at the School of Business in University College Dublin. My thesis focuses on the response of collective actors such as unions and user groups to the commodification of labour and service provision in the healthcare sector facilitated by the EU’s new economic governance regime. My PhD research forms part of ‘Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance’, a project examining the politicisation of the European Semester process and the influence of unions and social movement actors on the content of policy prescriptions issued under that process.
Contact me at: email@example.com