Professor Jason Heyes


Jason Heyes is a Professor of Employment Relations in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield, he is Director of the Centre for Decent Work (CDW). Before joining the Management School in 2012 he was a Reader in Human Resource Management and head of the Organisation, Work and Employment group at the University of Birmingham.

He regularly engages with practitioner and policy audiences and has undertaken research projects on behalf of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), European Commission, Low Pay Commission and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). He has acted as a technical expert for ILO technical cooperation projects in Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and the Ukraine and is regularly invited to contribute to the activities of the ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin.

He is an Associate Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal and a former member of the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society. He is also an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Member of the ESRC’s Peer Review College.

Jason is the co-lead of Combining work and care: How do workplace support and technologies contribute to sustainable care arrangements?

Research and publications

Supporting working carers: How employers and employees can benefit (PDF, 928KB), Annie Austin and Jason Heyes In partnership with CIPD June 2020

Shapland, J., and Heyes, J., (2017) "How close are formal and informal work?" (PDF, 270KB), International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 37 Issue: 7/8, pp.374-386

Heyes, J., and Lewis, P. Relied upon for the heavy lifting: can employment protection legislation reforms lead the EU out of the jobs crisis? (PDF, 699KB) Industrial Relations Journal 46:2, 81–99

Lewis, P., and Heyes, J., (2017) The changing face of youth employment in Europe (PDF, 1.1MB)

Heyes, J., Tomlinson, M., and Whitworth, A. (2017) Underemployment and well-being in the UK before and after the Great Recession (PDF, 737KB)

Hastings, Heyes (2016) Farewell to flexicurity? Austerity and labour policies in the European Union (PDF, 1.6MB)

More publications on Jason's University of Sheffield staff profile