Alex Wood

PhD candidate at Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Alex Wood is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Brendan Burchell. His PhD investigates experiences of flexible work with particular focus upon schedule insecurity and how this impacts well-being and work-life balance as well as workplace power relations. His PhD uses an 'extended case' ethnographic approach (qualitative interviews with flexible workers, union activist and union officials, participant and non-participant observation of flexible work and union organising combined with political economy).

Alex is a strong believer in 'public sociology'. His research has been covered by The Observer, The New Internationalist, Red Pepper and Open Democracy.