Dr Liz Oliver LL.B (Hons) (Leeds), Ph.D. (Leeds)
Tel: 0113 343 6815
I joined LUBS in September 2010 having previously worked as a lecturer at the Liverpool Law School (2010) and having extensive experience working as a researcher (at the University of Liverpool , 2007-2010 and at the University of Leeds 2003-2007).
My research explores aspects of EU and national employment law and policy relating in particular to gender equality, mobility, highly skilled and fixed-term employment. Through a series of empirical socio-legal research projects I have investigated law and policy in a number of settings. I have developed specific expertise in the area of human resource management within the Higher Education sector in the area of fixed-term employment.
My research approach is interdisciplinary and aims to bring together legal and policy analysis with qualitative social research. I also have experience of working collaboratively on cross national research projects.
I have experience of engaging in knowledge transfer involving non-academic audiences. Throughout my PhD I worked with the Women and Equality Unit, the non-academic partner under my ESRC CASE award. I have also presented research findings to a range of policy actors at UK and EU level as well as working with non-academic partners through funded research projects.
I have managed a funded project as a principle investigator and have experience as a researcher on projects funded by the research councils, the European Commission and the ACCA.
I have recently completed the project ‘Researchers, fixed-term contracts and universities: understanding law in context’ funded by Vitae: http://vitae.ac.uk/researchers/1272-266531/Researchers-fixed-term-contracts-and-universities-understanding-law-in-context.html