Start date:October 2014
Research Topic:Being Well at Work
Research pathway:Management and Business
Research Supervisor:Professor Robyn Thomas, Professor Tim Edwards
Supervising school:Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship
My research seeks to explore the way that employee wellbeing has become a concern for organisations, and how this concern is manifested in workplace wellbeing programmes that encourage employees to live healthy lifestyles.
I am interested in exploring workplace wellbeing in terms of the responsibility of both employer and employee, and what this means in terms of being fit or unfit for work.
The research is informed by the philosophy of Michel Foucault and utilises a qualitative research methodology. It employs semi-structured interviews, participant observation and textual analysis, and is underpinned by the use of discourse analysis.