Matthew Donoghue, MA International Studies: Citizenship and Global Justice; PhD Candidate in Politics (Oxford Brookes University). Matthew is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UH. His research interests lie broadly in political economy and political sociology, particularly regarding issues of citizenship, welfare, cohesion and inequality. He is experienced with qualitative methods, particularly focus groups, as well as (critical) discourse analysis. His latest publication is a critical discourse analysis of New Labour’s welfare reform and community cohesion policy, published in the journal British Politics. He is also preparing a paper based on focus group research for a special edition of the Political Studies Association’s journal Politics. He will submit his PhD thesis in summer 2014.
Ursula Huws, PhD, Professor at UH, having previously been Professor of International Labour Studies at London Metropolitan University and an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies. She is very experienced in the international, interdisciplinary research, having directed or participated in a number of EC-funded research projects in the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes, including EMERGENCE, RESPECT, STILE, LAW, TOSCA,WORKS and ETICA. She is also a reviewer of the RECWOWE (‘Reconciliation of Work and Welfare’) project. Her recent publications include ‘New forms of work; new occupational identities’ in N. Pupo and M Thomas (eds.) Interrogating the ‘New Economy’: Restructuring Work in the 21st Century’, Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 2010, and ‘Between a rock and a hard place: the shaping of employment in a global economy’, Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, Volume 4 No 1.
Hulya Dagdeviren, MSc and PhD in Economics, University of London. Dagdeviren is currently Professor of International Economic Development at the UH. Her research interests include poverty, income distribution and privatisation of public services. She worked as advisor for various international organisations and took part in many programmes, including the Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction for the United Nations Development Programme. Economic Policies for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction, UNDP, 2006, (with V. Chisala, A. Geda, T. McKinley, A. Saad-Filho, C. Oya, J. Weeks) is one of the books published as a research output of this programme. Previously, her work on “Poverty reduction with growth and redistribution’ Development and Change, 2002, 33 (3): 383-413 (with R. van der Hoeven and J. Weeks) was supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Her most recent publications include “Political Economy of Contractual Disputes in the Water Sector” Annals of Public and Co-operative Economics, 2011, 82 (1): 25-44, ‘Crisis, sustainability of electricity prices and state interventions in Argentina’ Industrial and Corporate Change, 21 (2): 403-427, ‘A critical assessment of incomplete contracts theory for private participation in public services’, co-author, Simon A. Robertson, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Forthcoming.