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Policy impact

these are some of the impact I know about - not comprehensive though!
May - my work on flexible working shaped the Fatherhood Institute's report on Fathers during COVID-19 in the UK
I've co-hosted a 4 day week webinar with the Korean Parliament / Transition party which has shaped the policy agendas of the korean Seoul Mayor Elections - with its main candidate noting 4.5 days as a key policy. some coverage

Dec - Jan 2021: I am hosting with the Korean Parliament a series of webinars on the implementation of a 4 day week in Korea.
Dec: I've worked with Canvas8 and Beaming on their reports looking into the future of labour market/markts
Dec: I've given a presentation on how institutions shape employment insecurity levels, outcomes and gaps for the UN- Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 
Nov: I've given a presentation as a part of the Oxford Publishing Society on how to decolonise academia.
Oct: I've given a presentation to advise the UN/IOM on the implementation of flexible working practices as a part of a UN wide agenda. (link to event) (press release from the UN)
April: I've worked with O2 on the future of work/remote working: see report
Feb: The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions have released their 10 policy agenda for the next parliamentary elections. It includes a move to a 35 hour week. My work has been influential in making this change - through two internal workshops+internal report I've written in December 2019. 
Feb: I was invited by the UK DWP to give a talk about welfare legitimacy and attitudes.

December: I gave a presentation in a workshop for the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions on working hours reduction campaigns and the role it has in shaping policies for Korea/and the Trade union strategies. This presentation was written up as a report for the KCTU as a part of their policy strategy for a 4 day week in light of the general elections in Korea in 2020 which has been adapted - see Feb2020 update.

December: I gave a presentation at the Korean Health and Social Affairs Institutes (Korean Ministry of Health and Social Affairs research division) event on social inequalities and role of inclusive (universalistic) welfare state.
August: I gave a presentation at the Korean Labor Institute (the Korean Ministry of Labor Research division) on the outcomes of my WAF project. I also gave a workshop for the Korean Federation of Trade Unions on how to understand flexible working/strategize policy tools in light of the new working time limit regulations. 
July: My study on how female dominated workplaces lack access to flexible working has been used by the European Institute for Gender Equality's research note "Tackling the gender pay gap: not without better work-life balance"
June: I am giving a plenary speech at the DG Justice event on women's empowerment and will be advising projects on how to take their projects to address issues of gender roles/stereotypes, gender pay gap, and women in leadership roles.
April: my work on mother's employment and flexible working has been cited in the new Australian Work, care & family policies: election benchmarks 2019 document.
April - ongoing: I'm advising the BEIS team on the development of the new wave of the WERS/WLB employee survey focusing issues around flexible working.
March : the Government Equalities Office published a series of action notes for employers on how to tackle the gender pay gap, for which I have provided assistance. I've also sat in the panel discussion to launch the advice in the City of London. 

December : My research on how Flexible working relates to Gender Equality has been cited in the new 2019 Report on Equality between men and women in the EU - by the European Commission. 
December: I've been working with the BEIS team regarding the on going review of the right to request flexible working
November: I've been invited by the UK Cabinet Office to join the Shared Parental Leave evaluation academic advisory panel.
October: I've been invited by the UK Department for Business and Energy & Industrial Strategies (BEIS) as an adviser for redeveloping the new wage of the Maternity & Paternity Leave Survey 2019.
September: I've been invited by the HMTreasury to present during their labour market conference on family friendly policies and women's progression.
August: I've been invited by the Korean Economic, Social & Labor Council (tripartite policy organisation) to present my work on flexicurity and flexible working.
July: I have been invited by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) to speak on working time reduction and issues around wage preservation and flexible working in Seoul, Korea (once as a part of the Special session in the International Labour and Employment Relations Conference, and again in a special presentation/discussion session within KCTU).
June: I have been invited to open the inaugural seminar for the UK Government Equalities Office work programme on gender wage gap where I spoke to GEO and other governmental bodies on how flexible working influences gender inequalities in the labour market. 
May: I've advised the Korean Institute for Health and Social Affairs on their project on maternity leave coverage and routes for policy solutions. This is a project to feed into the president's special group on fertility and ageing society.
March: My ESRC project is used as evidence for the Women & Equalities Select Committee's report on fathers and the workplace to inform policy about the right to request flexible working. More specifically, it touches upon the work regarding flexibility stigma and work cultures. Link to the report here. Based on this report, the department for Business, Energy & Industries Strategies will be conducting a review of the right to request flexible working in 2019.
January: I've been a part of the Future of Work project for the Estonian government/parliament (as a part of their EU presidency). See the full report here, and press coverage below.
January : I've worked as a key policy advisor for the Chartered Management Institute for their report/white paper on gender diversity at the workplace. My work on flexible working has been used extensively for the report. This report will help raise awareness and build capacities for companies/managers in tackling gender inequality issues across the UK. Read the full report here

December 6th: The final report of my ESRC project is used as evidence for the European Economic and Social Committee's opinion supporting the European Commission's proposal on the directive on Work-life balance of working parents and care givers: Read it here
June 15th: the final report from my ESRC project on flexible working is used in the COFACE/Families Europe Response to the European Commissions' social pillar on work-life balance : Read it here
March 30th: The findings from my ESRC project on flexible working was used for the "The Better Work Tool Kit" of the Better Life Lab.
March 22nd: The findings from my ESRC project on flexible working and flexibility stigma were accepted and published as a part of the Women and Equalities Select Committee Inquiry on Fathers and the Workplace (link to the publications)

My paper on flexible working with Yvonne Lott has been cited in the White paper of the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affair on Future of Work (Arbeit 4.0) read it here . 

Several of my work (four papers) with the REFLECT team has been used for the European Commissions' final report on the Administrative Agreement on Flexicurity :  JRC N°31962-2010-11 NFP ISP - FLEXICURITY 2. Read it here

My Eurofound report on working time flexibility of European companies has had a 1/2 page coverage in the European Commission's Employment in Europe 2007 report. 
I've worked on the European Commissions' statement on pathways to flexicurity which was the foundation of the European Commissions' communication on flexicurity 


Here are some media coverage, interviews I've had, or articles I've contributed to the media recently. 
This is a recent interview with Al Jazeera on the 4 day week, where I discuss why we need to introduce a 4 day week to tackle the societal costs of long hours work post pandemic. 

YouTube Video

Here is a TED -like- talk on how flexible working can enhance gender equality at home and in the labour market to argue that we need changes in work culture and gender norms to make things work!

Here is a recent interview of me talking about how the covid 19 lockdown may impact gender inequality *my interview starts at the 5:30 mark.

Here is a recent video of me talking about flexible working and the gender pay gap.

Here is a video of me talking about the potential problems of flexible working.

I've stopped listing everything since Dec 2020 because it became too much work, but here are some.



Past media coverage (~2017) click here

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