Reporter 410, 17 November 1997

Work in focus

A Leeds expert has been appointed Director of a £4m ESRC Future of Work programme set to examine the changing world of work. Professor Peter Nolan, Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Centre for Industrial Policy and Performance, will be responsible for commissioning and coordinating 30 project teams at leading research universities.

The five year programme, starting in 1998, will produce new evidence on the changing structures and experience of work and situate contemporary patterns of work in historical context. There will be six central themes: changes in the meaning and forms of work, work trajectories, welfare and inequality, employment restructuring and the household, regulation and security at work, and organisational change and performance. Prospective applicants should contact Professor Nolan ext 4460 or email

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