About the Centre for Employment Studies Research
The Centre for Employment Studies Research (CESR) is located within Human Resource Management at Bristol Business School. CESR was constituted as a University of the West of England Research Centre, a status it has held since 2000 when it was then the Employment Studies Research Unit (ESRU).
CESR 's research programme is shaped by a range of influences: the research interests and areas of expertise of its members and continuing research teams; the input of our Advisory Board; and the significant issues posed by academic, practitioner and public policy debates.
CESR members include early career researchers and doctoral students in addition to established researchers and visiting/emeritus professors whose work has gained both national and international recognition. Although a majority are in the Business School, CESR has extended its membership to include researchers in other UWE departments whose interests complement and help to develop its research portfolio.
CESR members bring a range of perspectives to the analysis of work and employment issues and have disciplinary backgrounds that span the spectrum of the employment studies field: business history, economics, human resource management, industrial relations, labour history, sociology and law.
Their shared commitment is to an analytically rigorous investigation of work and employment relations, including the role of social agents and government at all levels, and to the dissemination of research findings to academic, policy-maker and practitioner communities.