Press

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Coverage of my research in the press (note if you don’t have a subscription you can get round The Financial Times’ paywall by accessing the article from Google Search i.e. copy the title into the search bar, press return and click the result).

The Hill, How essential workers get screwed by uncertain schedules, 12 Jul 2020

The BBC, The Uber driver evicted from home and left to die of coronavirus, 28 April 2020.

The Guardian, The Guardian view on the gig economy: stop making burnout a lifestyle. 30 December 2019.

The New Statesman, Why sleeplessness is a political issue. 29 May 2019.

The Financial Times, Past mistakes carry warnings for the future of work. 21 May 2019.

The Financial Times, Zero-hours work takes huge physical and mental toll, 17 January 2019.

Wired, The government’s Good Work Plan leaves the gig economy behind. 18 December.

The Financial Times, How to manage the gig economy’s growing global jobs market. 30 October 2018.

Silicon Republic, Unpacking the gig economy is harder than you think. 5 September 2018.

BBC Capital, What Happens When We Work Non-Stop. 24 August 2018.

The Telegraph, Gig jobs pushing staff to ‘sleep deprivation and exhaustion’. 11 August 2018.

Tech Crunch, Study flags poor-quality working conditions for remote gig workers. 8 August 2018.

The Telegraph, ‘Precarious scheduling’ at work causing chaotic home life for 4.6 million Britons placing their health at risk, study suggests. 16 August 2017

The Independent, Workers are ‘begging managers for more hours’ as millions struggle with flexible contracts, reveals study. 16 August 2017.

Wired, The hidden dangers of the global gig economy. 21 March 2017.

BBC News, Uber workers lack autonomy and control. 28 October 2016.

The Observer, Supermarket shifts ’cause anxiety and insecurity’. 19 April 2014.