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ReWAGE Co-chairs and Secretariat

The Co-Chairs provide leadership in the delivery of the function of ReWAGE, oversee the operation and outputs of ReWAGE, and chair meetings of the Steering Group, Expert Groups and Advisory Group.

The Secretariat supports the work of the Group, Chairs and Steering Group, and has access to all Experts and Advisors. It comprises a Project Manager, Communications and Engagement Manager, and administrative and communications support.

Co-Chair: Professor Irena Grugulis

Irena Grugulis is Co-Chair of ReWAGE. Irena is the Professor of Work and Skills at the University of Leeds and Associate Fellow of SKOPE (Oxford). She was an ESRC/AIM Fellow and has been funded by the ESRC, EPSRC and EU. She has undertaken policy work and was on the UKCES Academic Expert Panel. She was Editor in Chief of Work, Employment and Society.

Contact: i dot grugulis at leeds dot ac dot uk

Co-chair: Professor Chris Warhurst

Chris Warhurst is Co-Chair of REWAGE. He is Professor and Director of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick in the UK. He is an internationally recognised expert in job quality and skills. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the UK’s new ESR Productivity Institute. He is/has been an expert advisor to the UK, Scottish and Australian Governments as well as to Eurofound and the OECD, and was the academic advisor to the Carnegie Trust/RSA Short Life Expert Group on Job Quality, constituted to respond to the UK Government’s Taylor Review recommendations.
Contact: c dot warhurst at warwick dot ac dot uk

Communications Manager: Anne Fessi

Anne Fessi is the Communications and Engagement Manager for ReWAGE. After spending the early part of her career working for the BBC, Anne moved into public sector communications. She has held senior communications and engagement roles within a variety of public sector organisations and bodies including local government, DfE, BEIS, MOD, NHS and Ofqual.

Contact: Anne dot Fessi at warwick dot ac dot uk

Secretariat: Catherine Vassallo

Catherine Vassallo is the ReWAGE Project Manager and oversees the administrative functions of ReWAGE. Catherine is the Departmental Administrator in the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick. She has worked in a number of Higher Education institutes including the Royal Academy of Music, University College London, Birkbeck College and Goldsmiths, University of London before joining the University of Warwick in 2013.


Secretariat: Lynne Marston

Lynne is the Project Assistant for ReWAGE. Lynne is PA to the IER Director Professor Chris Warhurst (Director) and IER’s PhD Programme Officer. Lynne is first point of contact for ReWAGE enquiries, and coordinates ReWAGE's committees.

Contact: l dot marston at warwick dot ac dot uk
Secretariat: Stef Poole

Stef is the Project Assistant for ReWAGE and manages the ReWAGE social media accounts.

Stef is Project Assistant at IER and her project duties include: sourcing and recruiting participants for research interviews, proofreading and formatting of reports, research for pre project work, assisting in the preparation of administrative information for tender applications, programming of online surveys and record keeping in accordance to data protection guidelines.

Contact: stefanie dot poole at warwick dot ac dot uk