Future of Work

Welcome to the Future of Work Research Hub

About the Future of Work (FoW) Research Hub

The Hub is a focal point for interdisciplinary research on work and employment. It brings together Sussex researchers that draw from different disciplinary areas such as: human resources, employment relations, sociology of work and the professions, organization studies, personnel and labour economics, political economy, law, history, etc.

The Future of Work Research Hub is part of the Business School

News & Upcoming events


  • Future of Work Research Seminar welcomes new Roffey Park PhD students.

  • Dr Emma Russell discusses digital connectivity on BBC World Service

    In considering whether we are all now drowning in constant digital connectivity, on the BBC's World Business Report (13.12.19), Emma Russell discusses the strategies people are using to manage their work email. Emma reports on her own research, which has recently found that in dealing with our work email we are concerned about meeting any of four key goals: (i) to show concern for others, (ii) to feel in control, (iii) to protect or boost or well-being, (iv) to achieve our work goals. Often the strategies we use will help to fulfil one goal at the expense of another. Find out why by listening here.

Upcoming events: More events TBA

Read more about our recent and upcoming events.


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