Andrea Broughton

BA, MA, PGDip

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Principal Research Fellow

andrea.broughton@employment-studies.co.uk

+44(0)20 7104 2079

Andrea joined IES in 2006 and has over 20 years' experience of research and writing in the areas of employment relations and industrial relations, specialising in international comparative research. She has managed a wide range of qualitative international research projects in the employment and labour market areas, being involved in all stages, including initial research design, fieldwork, analysis and report writing. She has worked on projects for Eurofound, Dublin, the European Commission, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Parliament and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). In the UK, Andrea works for clients such as the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Andrea’s specific areas of interest include workplace-level industrial relations, European social dialogue, restructuring and change management, health and wellbeing issues, precarious work, older workers, and the gig economy. Current and recent projects include heading the consortium that functions as the EU-level national centre for Eurofound's online observatories on industrial relations, working conditions and managing change; managing research for the EHRC on the labour market experiences of foreign-born workers in the UK; managing research for BEIS on posted workers; examining the impact of social media on employment, for Acas; leading an international research team looking at employer strategies to manager older workers, for the CIPD; and leading an international research project on precarious work for the European Parliament. Andrea is a member of the International Industrial Relations Association.

Education

2000 University of Keele MA, International industrial relations and human resource management
1987 University of Kent at Canterbury Post-graduate diploma, Technical translation
1986 University of Southampton BA, Modern languages (French and German)

Career

1999-2006 EU national centre for the European Foundation’s European Industrial Relations Observatory
1995‑2006 Editor, European Industrial Relations Review, Industrial Relations Services
1989-1995 Research Officer/Senior Research Officer, Incomes Data Services

Research publications

Articles and chapters

Conference appearances

  • Panelist, Broughton A, European Parliament debate: Does liberalisation lead to precariousness?, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, European Parliament, Brussels, November 2017
  • The rise of the 'gig' economy, Broughton A, University of Greenwich seminar: Non-standard employment contracts: Do the Taylor Review solutions meet the challenges?, University of Greenwich, London, October 2017
  • The future of UK employment, Broughton A, Policy UK Conference: Modern Employment - Security, Pay and Rights in the Modern Workplace, Policy UK, London, September 2017
  • Balancing flexibility and security: the gig economy, Broughton A, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC), Industrial Relations in Europe, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Uber-flexible working: patterns and trends, Broughton A, Uber-flexible working. Employment models and rights, Eversheds, London, April 2017
  • Potential Brexit implications for the UK labour market, skills and employment law, Marangozov R, Broughton A, Brexit forum on citizenship, Centre for European Law and Internationalisation, Leicester, March 2017
  • Uber-flexible working: patterns and trends, Broughton A, Uber-flexible working. Employment models and rights, Eversheds, Manchester, March 2017
  • Brexit: How it looks from the UK, Broughton A, Where are we now? Employment Relations in a time of heightened expectations, Industrial Relations News, Dublin, March 2017
  • Uber-flexible working: patterns and trends, Broughton A, Uber-flexible working. Employment models and rights, Eversheds, Birmingham, February 2017
  • Uber-flexible working: patterns and trends, Broughton A, Uber-flexible working. Employment models and rights, Eversheds, London, February 2017
  • Creating longer, more fulfilling working lives: employer practice in five European countries, Broughton A, Fuller Working Lives: International Evidence Day, Department for Work and Pension, London, December 2016
  • Precarious Employment in Europe: Patterns, Trends and Policy Strategies, Broughton A, Employment Committee, European Parliament, Brussels, September 2016
  • Age Diverse Workplaces, Broughton A, Managing an Ageing Workforce, Eversheds, London, February 2016
  • Employer Support for Older Workers, Broughton A, Managing an Ageing Workforce, Eversheds, London, February 2016
  • Age Diverse Workplaces, Broughton A, Managing an Ageing Workforce, Eversheds, Leeds, January 2016
  • Employer Support for Older Workers, Broughton A, Managing an Ageing Workforce, Eversheds, Leeds, January 2016
  • Ensuring the health and wellbeing of older workers, Broughton A, CIPD Senior Diversity Network, CIPD, London, November 2015
  • What is undeclared work?, Broughton A, Employment Status and Undeclared Work, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, November 2015
  • Employment conditions in the international road haulage sector, Broughton A, Road Transport: social dumping and cross-border infrastructure integration, European Economic and Social Committee, Luxembourg, November 2015
  • Ensuring the health and wellbeing of older workers, Broughton A, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2015: converging or diverging industrial relations in Europe?, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2015, Gothenburg, October 2015
  • Chair, Broughton A, The Next Steps in Implementing Vocational Education Reform, Inside Government, London, November 2014
  • Social dialogue as a tool for improving quality of work and working conditions in the hairdressing sector, Broughton A, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) 2014, IREC, Dublin, Ireland, September 2014
  • Chair, Broughton A, Forum: Tackling youth unemployment 2014: Enhancing inclusion, education and opportunities for employment, Inside Government, London, June 2014
  • Harnessing employee voice in a time of change - current trends, Broughton A, Employee voice - developing a culture of participation, Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA), London, June 2014
  • Work-life balance: examining the impact on well-being and organisational effectiveness, Broughton A, Health @ Work Summit 2014, Symposium, London, June 2014
  • Panel discussion: What do today's employees want to influence and how should employers, trade unions and governments adapt to support this?, Broughton A, Voice and value: power, influence and institutions, London School of Economics & CIPD, London, March 2014
  • A new industrial relations for Europe?, Broughton A, Industrial relations and restructuring in the automotive and credit sector, IRES, London, November 2013
  • Chair, Broughton A, Youth Unemployment: Providing Young People with Skills, Confidence and Work Experience, Inside Government, London, September 2013
  • The impact of the crisis on industrial relations in EU Member STates, Broughton A, Industrial relations in Europe conference 2013, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Bucharest, September 2013
  • Restructuring in the UK finance sector, Broughton A, Industrial relations in the automotive and credit sector when managing industrial relations, IRES Lucia Morosini, Madrid, Spain, June 2013
  • Industrial relations in the UK, Broughton A, Industrial relations seminar, IRSheare/Astress, Paris, Paris, June 2013
  • Chair: The role of social partners in facilitating transitions in selected countries (NL, FR, IT and BE) , Broughton A, Temporary agency work and transitions in the labour market, Eurociett/UNI-Europa, Brussels, December 2012
  • Expert interview, Broughton A, Social Media in the Workplace, Skill Boosters & Inclusive Learning, October 2012
  • Worker involvement in health and safety – making a difference, Broughton A, Addressing Quality of Work in Europe, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2012
  • Understanding the drivers of individual disputes and conflicts at work, Broughton A, ‘Understanding individual employment disputes’: Reframing Resolution - Managing Individual Workplace Conflict, ESRC Seminar Series 2012-2013, University of Strathclyde, October 2012
  • Pourquoi décide-t-on de partir en retraite? une étude menée en Grande Bretagne (What motivates retirement decision? Results from a UK study), Broughton A, Manager l'allongement de la durée de vie au travail: quelles politiques, quelles practiques en Europe? (Managing a longer worker life - European policies and practices), Entreprise&Personnel, Paris, France, September 2012
  • Employee relations implications of social networking – issues and challenges, Broughton A, Managing the Academic Workforce: Global Challenges and Opportunities, UCEA, London, July 2012
  • Chair: stakeholder discussion, Broughton A, Temporary agency work and transitions in the labour market, Eurociett/UNI-Europa, Brussels, June 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, London, March 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, Nottingham, February 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, Birmingham, February 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, Leeds, February 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, Manchester, February 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, Cardiff, January 2012
  • Employee use of social networking: issues and challenges, Broughton A, Employee privacy. Workstation or Playstation?, Eversheds, London, January 2012
  • Flexible working in the EU, Broughton, A, Employment protection in restructuring for workers in more flexible forms of work and in SMEs, European Commission, Brussels, December 2011
  • Chair, Broughton, A, Building a Skilled Green Workforce: Developing Strategies for the Future of the UK Green Economy, Westminster Briefing, London, March 2011
  • Enterprise restructuring in the EU: information, consultation and social responsibility, Broughton A, Guest Lecture, University of Leicester, Leicester, March 2011
  • Restructuring in Europe: Anticipating and Restructuring in 27 EU Member States, Broughton A, International Symposium: Production, People, Region, Technical University, Dortmund, Dortmund, January 2011
  • Presentation of the EIRO Industrial Relations Dictionary, Broughton A, European Industrial Relations Dictionary Fifth Anniversary event, European Foundation, Dublin, Brussels, December 2010
  • A guide to qualitative research, Broughton A, Seminar, University of East London, London, November 2010
  • Anticipating and restructuring in Ireland: overview of the main issues, Broughton A, Anticipating and managing restructuring in a socially responsible way - new partnerships to preserve employment, European Commission/Belgian Presidency of the European Union, Brussels, October 2010
  • A typology of approaches and the role of social partners in restructuring, Broughton A, How can flexicurity contribute to restructuring with social responsibility?, European Training Foundation, Kiev, October 2010
  • Overview of Corporate Restructuring in the European Union, Broughton A, Financial participation: a tool for better social dialogue and better corporate governance. The role of financial participation in corporate re-structuring, International Association for Financial Participation, Rome, September 2010
  • Women in senior management: is the glass ceiling still intact?, Broughton A, Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work. Work, Employment & Society Conference 2010, British Sociological Association, Brighton, September 2010
  • Chair: International Challenges in the Employment Relationship, Broughton A, Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work. Work, Employment & Society Conference 2010, British Sociological Association, Brighton, September 2010
  • Chair: Trade Union Organisations – Challenges & Realities, Broughton A, Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work. Work, Employment & Society Conference 2010, British Sociological Association, Brighton, September 2010
  • Chair: Learning, Skills & Vulnerability, Broughton A, Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work. Work, Employment & Society Conference 2010, British Sociological Association, Brighton, September 2010
  • A practical overview of qualitative research, Broughton A, University of East London, guest lecture, HRM undergraduate programme, University of East London Business School, London, April 2010
  • Chair: Protection of posted workers in the host country, Broughton A, Assessing the implementation of the posted workers' Directive, University of Strasbourg, European Parliament, Strasbourg, March 2010
  • Management of restructuring: Overview on exiting measures and tools at national/regional/local level, Broughton A, Restructuring in Europe: Irish National Seminar, International Labour Organisation, Dublin, December 2009
  • Measures and tools to anticipate restructuring: main findings from the Irish national background report, Broughton A, Restructuring in Europe: Irish National Seminar, International Labour Organisation, Dublin, December 2009
  • Greening the European Economy: overview of the main issues, Broughton A, Expert meeting on industrial relations and sustainability, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Brussels, December 2009
  • Politiques et pratiques de sécurité d’emploi au Royaume Uni: vers une flexsécurité? (Employment security policies and practices in the UK: towards flexicurity?), Broughton A, Flexibilité, sécurité, mobilité : Où en sommes-nous? (Flexibility, security, mobility: the current state of play), Entreprise & Personnel, Paris, November 2009
  • Responsible restructuring: project background and results, Broughton A, Responsible restructuring, offshoring and local partnership, International Labour Organisation, Turin, November 2009
  • Managing Stress and Absence: Using the HSE Management Standards Approach, Broughton A, Managing Stress and Absence, Industrial Relations Services, London, November 2009
  • (Moderator) Managing Restructuring in UK: Lesson learnt from past experience and future perspectives, Brougton A, ILO UK National Seminar on Restructuring, London, September 2009
  • Women in Senior Management: Is the Glass Ceiling Still Intact?, Broughton A, Miller L, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference 2009, Industrial Relations In Europe (IREC), Istanbul, July 2009
  • Managing Stress: experiences of implementing the HSE Management Standards, Tyers C, Broughton A, Health at Work Summit 2009, Symposium, London, June 2009
  • Overview of health and safety for teleworkers in the EU, Broughton A, European Parliament seminar, European Parliament, Brussels, February 2009
  • Non-standard working: an overview of trends around the EU, Broughton A, Brighton University Business School Seminar, Brighton, February 2009
  • Enterprise restructuring: an overview of practice in Europe, Broughton A, ILO Subregional Tripartite Roundtable on Restructuring: Serbian Railways, International Labour Organisation, Belgrade, December 2008
  • Wage developments in the IT sector in Europe, Broughton A, Industrial Relations in EU and other global and emerging economies. Wage developments, minimum wages and wage flexibility, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions/OECD, Paris, November 2008
  • Women in management, Broughton A, MBA seminar, University of East London, London, November 2008
  • New ideas for coaching research, Broughton A, First International Coaching Research Forum, Foundation of Coaching, Harvard, Boston, MA, September 2008
  • Managing stress and absence in UK workplaces, Broughton A, 8th International Congress on Occupational Safety and Health, Ordem dos Engenheiros, Porto, July 2008
  • Managing stress and absence: evaluating the impact of HSE initiatives, Broughton A, Tyers C, Stress and Absence Management, Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield, June 2008
  • Mental health and employment: an overview of the issues, Broughton A, Mental Health and Employment, Enfield Council, Enfield, March 2008
  • The impact of social dialogue on working conditions: key findings, Broughton A, Seminar on working conditions and social dialogue, European Foundation, Brussels, December 2007
  • Stress and job satisfaction among symphony orchestra musicians in the US and the UK, Broughton A, International Seminar Series, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, New York, October 2006
  • Le dialogue sociale en Europe, Broughton A, European Foundation, Brussels, September 2005
  • An overview and analysis of European social policy developments, Broughton A, Seminar, McDermott Will & Emery, Cambridge, July 2005
  • Promoting socially-sensitive industrial restructuring: an overview of practice in western Europe, Broughton A, ILO/UNECE/Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) conference on public/private partnership in restructuring, Almaty, Kazakhstan, November 2004
  • Work-life balance in Europe, Broughton A, Working Families conference on work-life balance, London, October 2004
  • The draft EU Directive on temporary work, Broughton A, IRS conferences on temporary working, London, May 2004
  • Negotiating socially-responsible restructuring: an overview of practice in western Europe, Broughton A, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)/International Labour Organisation (ILO) seminar, Moscow, November 2003
  • Social responsibility in practice: case studies from the EU, Broughton A, Eurocadres conference on social responsibility, Brussels, November 2003
  • The EU model of industrial relations - developments in 2002, Broughton A, European Foundation seminar on industrial relations in the EU, USA and Japan, Dublin, November 2003
  • The draft EU Directive on temporary work, Broughton A, IRS conferences on temporary working, London, November 2003
  • The draft EU Directive on temporary work, Broughton A, IRS conferences on temporary working, London, April 2003
  • Moving towards social responsibility in the context of enterprise restructuring, Broughton A, ILO/ European Commission conference on socially-responsible restructuring, Athens, April 2003
  • The role of labour-management relations in enterprise success, Broughton A, ILO/European Commission seminar, Turin, January 2003
  • The role of social dialogue in socially-responsible enterprise restructuring, Broughton A, ILO/European Commission seminar, Turin, December 2002
  • Lessons from Europe. An examination of the information and consultation of employees in other European countries, Broughton A, IRS conference on the implications of the EU consultation Directive, London, March 2002

Advisory roles and affiliations

  • Reviewer of Human Resource Management Journal (2016 - 2016)
  • Member of the LSE Brexit Commission Evidence Session on Social Europe, EU Employment Legislation and Britain's Labour Market (2015 - 2015)
  • Peer reviewer for the journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (2015 - present)
  • Member of Eurofound's expert group on occupations with multiple disadvantages (2014 - 2015)
  • Member of the ILO Project Technical Committee, Anticipating Restructuring in Enterprises: National Seminars (ARENAS) (2009 - 2010)
  • Visiting Fellow, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Ithaca, New York. October 2006 (2006 - 2006)

Projects