Our research focus

CRoWW's research is focused on issues concerning inequality and discrimination at work, the experience of work for those with a hidden disability, workplace identity, skills and employability, and accountability for workplace health. We have recently undertaken major projects for organisations such as SAMH and TSSA, and our work has been funded by EOC, EHRC, JRF, ESRC, HEA, The Carnegie Trust and numerous other bodies*. 

CRoWW has key expertise in:

  • Workplace wellbeing
  • Skills and employability
  • Self-employment and enterprise
  • Equality and diversity
  • Gender and ethnicity
  • Migration
  • Neurodiversity
  • Managing employees with hidden disabilities in the workplace (e.g. neurodiverse and mental health conditions)
  • Understanding the impact of ageing on the workplace, including retirement planning
  • The relationship between social stratification and work
  • Work-life relationships
  • Voluntary work and third sector employment
  • Uses and misuses of technology in relation to the workplace 

International Collaboration

Our members have been involved in collaborative international research projects with centres and individuals at universities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.