Mark Tomlinson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy in the Department of Sociological Studies who specialises in employment, low pay and poverty studies. He has previously held posts such as Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Social Policy at the University of Oxford, and senior research posts at the Universities of Manchester, Aalborg (Denmark), and Galway (Ireland).

He has worked with several national and international organisations over the years such as the TUC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Child Poverty Action Group, CBI, OECD, UNIDO and the European Commission on various policy issues. These projects have involved research on welfare, employment, industrial and innovation policy.

His current work is mainly focused on two areas: firstly, inequalities in labour markets such as underemployment, poor contractual conditions and segmentation. Second, work related to health and employment conditions. Mark is also interested in advanced quantitative methods. He has recently been exploring the use of Machine Learning and AI in analysing quantitative and textual data. He has several years’ experience of applying multivariate statistical techniques to social scientific data.

He has published widely with over 50 journal articles and book chapters, many policy reports and four authored or edited books.

Further information about Mark can be found here.