Chris Warhurst is Professor and Director of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick in the UK. He is an Associate Research Fellow of SKOPE at the University of Oxford and a Trustee of the Tavistock Institute in London. He was previously Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at Sydney University Business School.
His research interests focus on job quality, skills and aesthetic labour. He has published a large number of books, including Are bad jobs inevitable? (Palgrave, 2012). He has been an expert advisor to the UK, Scottish and Australian Governments and is currently an International Expert Adviser to the OECD. He sees his task as twofold: to improve scientific understanding of employment and to help improve employment through this understanding.