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Policy impact

Unfortunately I didn't keep track of my policy impact much, but here are the few that I do know about

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 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. 

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







    • November, 29th: interview (link) (korean)
    • November, 29th: interview (link) (korean)
    • August, 6th: Chosun ilbo interview (link) (korean)


    • November 13th: Intermediare, HRbase – Ph.D. thesis coverage (link) (dutch)
    • November 10th: Taskforce deeltijdplus press – Ph.D. thesis coverage (dutch)
    • November 9th: Blijk op – Ph.D. thesis coverage (link) (dutch)
    • November 9th: – Ph.D. thesis coverage (dutch)