The Work and Retirement Research Group aims to:
- Conduct high quality research into age and retirement issues,
- To foster engagement and networking between disciplines, and
- To impact public policy discourse through the provision of high quality evidence-based research.
The Group is particularly interested in the impact of part-time and flexible working policies on workers and employers from a range of perspectives including health and welfare, economics, law and psychology.
The Research Group is developing an extensive programme of work focused on three main objectives:
- To build a collaborative, university-wide research-based network that draws together an inter-disciplinary group of researchers (at all career stages) to share research in order to facilitate interdisciplinary knowledge and to enable the identification of aligned research interests
- To develop interdisciplinary research proposals designed to impact and inform public discourse on work and retirement issues
- To strengthen international discussion and support rigorous knowledge exchange on research and public policy issues on ageing, work and retirement