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Connecting Research on Employment and Work (CREW)

Connecting Research on Employment and Work (CREW)


Connecting Research on Work and Employment (CREW) is a new network founded with the approval of Senate in 2014. The CREW network is devoted to the promotion and development of research on work and employment in the broadest sense. It seeks to facilitate interaction between researchers across departments and faculties, and provide a common focal point for the internationally recognised work and employment research community at the University of Warwick. As a supportive, cross-departmental network we are developing synergies:

  • to highlight the University of Warwick's existing excellence in research on work and employment across a wide range of sectors, organizations and regions
  • to facilitate new research and dissemination through contact between researchers working on a range of employment issues, now and in the past, in different kinds of institutions and organizations, from health care to manufacturing, and informal and household work
  • to bring researchers and practitioners to Warwick to participate in conferences, joint research workshops, seminars and lectures
  • to provide a broader network and joint activities for doctoral students, including joint supervision

This site contains information about who we are and the activities we organise.

CREW welcomes members and participants from all faculties and departments who have an interest in work and employment in a range of institutions and organisations and formal, informal and household contexts.

To join the network, please email crew at warwick dot ac dot uk


Recent Events

CREW webinar - Lorenzo Feltrin on noxious deindustrialisation

At the first CREW webinar Lorenzo Feltrin will introduce the concept of noxious deindustrialisation, drawing on his research in Grangemouth, Scotland.

Lorenzo Feltrin holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies (University of Warwick). His research interests are in the areas of labour, social movements, and political ecology. Lorenzo was a member of the research team working on the European Research Commission (ERC)-funded project Toxic Expertise.

Date and time: 2-3.30 pm, 17 February 2021

Venue: Eventbrite/Teams

Please register on Eventbrite.

(Photo by Wikipedia user: John, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Past Events

Green Trade Unions in the Workplace and on the Street - Unions and Workers as Environmental/Climate Actors

What are UK unions doing in different sectoral contexts? What obstacles are they are facing and how can they overcome these obstacles? The starting point for discussion will be the findings of a recently completed project Agreenment.

Date and time: 3pm – 5 pm, 19 February 2020

Venue: Warwick Business School, Room 1.003


Sam Mason - Public and Commercial Services Union

Sarah Woolley – Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union

Simon Boxley – UCU, University of Winchester

Nick Lawrence - UCU, University of Warwick

Moderator: Ania Zbyszewska – Carleton University (Canada)

The event includes ‘afternoon tea’ and opportunities for networking.

Registration is not necessary, but if you are planning to attend, please RSVP to help us with planning:


PhD Course (non-credit)

Researching Gender(ed) Work: Concepts and Methods

DATE: 2 May 2019
TIME: 9:30-17:00
LOCATION: R1.04 Ramphal Building

This one day PhD Training Module seeks to explore interdisciplinary perspectives (theoretical and methodological) on the topic of Gender and Work, drawing on the research and teaching expertise across different disciplines, and delivered by members of the Connecting Research on Employment and Work (CREW) network at the University of Warwick. It is open to all research students at the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership institutions, including all years of the MPhil/ PhD programme. It is not credit bearing, but provides an opportunity for students researching topics on work, gender and family to meet each other. It is also open to MA students to audit, subject to space.

For further information on this advanced training session and to register please visit the relevant webpage.

Research Seminar

Work, Climate Change, Sustainability:


DATE: Wed, 25 April 2018
TIME: 10:00-16:00
Social Sciences Building
Cowling Room S 2.77

Lunch will be served

Open to a limited number of participants.
REGISTER by emailing

PhD Master Class

Innovative Methodologies for Practicing and Translating Research:

Prof Alice Mah (Warwick) & Prof Vivian Price (California State University)

DATE: Thursday, 26 April 2018
TIME: 10am-1pm

Wolfson Research Exchange
Warwick Library

Lunch will be served
Open to all PG researchers and research active staff, but registration is necessary. Email:

Book Talk

Women: Struggles & Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet

With Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson

book cover

You are invited to a talk by the authors of Striking Women: Struggles & Strategies of South Asian Women Workers from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet about their development of the research behind the book and its current implications. It's also an opportunity to meet other members of the CREW network, Connecting Research on Employment and Work.

TUESDAY, May 1 (Week 2)
the Library Wolfson Exchange
Wine reception at 6.00.
Please be sure to register by Thursday 26 April at so we can get the numbers right for canapes and wine!