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Research Profile

Prof Alan Felstead 

Memberships / External Activities

  • I am a regular referee for funding bids to organizations such as the ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust and British Academy. I also frequently carry out reviews of book proposals sent to leading international publishers such as Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Routledge.
  • I regularly referee papers for top-ranking journals in the field of employment studies. To date, I have refereed papers for 42 different journals in the field.
  • I have given labour market advice to a range of policy-makers, including the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, HM Treasury, the Department for Transport, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the Japanese Institute of Labour, Welsh Assembly Government, Scottish Government and a number of Regional Development Agencies.
  • I have also acted as a consultant to the Work Foundation, Samsung and employer-led bodies such as the Sector Skill Councils and the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils.

Teaching Profile

I have supervised and taught many students to completion of post-graduate dissertations and theses. I have also acted as external examiner at PhD vivas and on undergraduate programmes at several UK and overseas universities. I am keen to establish a small group of PhD students studying various aspects of the employment relationship here at Cardiff. These topics might include the location of work, types of employment contract and the variety of ways in which workers learn at work. If you would like to become part of this team, please send me an email (