Dr David Lain
Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1661
- Personal Website: https://www.reconstructingretirement.org/
- Address: Newcastle University Business School
Room 4.10, 5 Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies at Newcastle University Business School. My teaching and research explores how the organisation, management and experience of work varies between different countries. My research has tended to focus on the factors influencing employment in older age, the management of ‘late careers’, and prospects for the future of retirement.
I have been exploring these issues, through research and teaching, for a number of years now. I began my academic career as a Research Officer at the Institute for Employment Studies in 2000, working on a range of projects funded by the UK government and the European Commission. Following this I completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of Sussex, which explored employment beyond age 65 in the UK and USA. I then worked at the University of Brighton Business School between 2008 and 2017, progressing to the position of Senior Research Fellow.
I am a member of the British Sociological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the British Society of Gerontology and the Social Policy Association.
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My research has mostly focused on issues related to older workers and retirement. My recent book, 'Reconstructing Retirement', explores prospects for extended working lives in the UK and USA.
I led the Economic and Social Research Council 'Rethinking Retirement' seminar series between 2011 and 2012. Between 2011 and 2014 I held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. From 2014 to 2017 I was a co-investigator on the Economic and Social Research Council project 'Uncertain Futures: Managing Late-Career Transitions and Extended Working Lives'. Alongside this I also worked with Professor Sarah Vickerstaff on the EU project 'Understanding the employment participation of older workers'.
I am currently completing a qualitative project on grandparents and employment, working with the charity Grandparents Plus. In addition I am leading a UK team of Researchers for a project exploring the management of older workers in UK and Norway (funded by the Norwegian Research Council).
For a full list of my research projects, grants, impact activities and publications please see my Research CV.
Over the last 15 years I have taught on a range of modules spanning the fields of Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Academic Skills, Sociology and Politics. At Newcastle my teaching responsibilities relate to the following modules:
NBS8286 – People Management in Global Context – Module Leader.
NBS8326 – Managing Organisations and People - Module Leader.
NBS8387 – HRM in Cross-national Contexts – Module Leader.
I also contribute to the following modules:
BUS3006 - Managing Diversity
BUS3024 - Critical Perspectives on Human Resource Management
BUS3005 - Advanced Business Topics
I also supervise undergraduate and MSc dissertations.
I have supervised one PhD to completion as lead supervisor (passed without corrections), and two PhDs as co-supervisor. Students I have supervised have conducted research on older workers in the UK, Germany and Denmark, the National Living Wage and Educational Maintenance Allowance. I am particularly interested in hearing from people who want to want to conduct PhD research on older workers.
I am an Admissions Selector for the Business Management BA Honours (N200) and External Examiner at the University of Edinburgh for the degree programmes Business Management MA (Hons), Business with Human Resource Management MA (Hons), and Business and Law MA (Hons).
I enjoy teaching and have in the past been nominated for a Students Union Teaching Excellence Award.
- Lain D, Airey L, Loretto W, Vickerstaff S. Understanding older worker precarity: the intersecting domains of jobs, households and the welfare state. Ageing & Society 2018. In Press.
- Lain D. Employment of workers age over 65: The importance of Policy context. In: Parry, E; McCarthy, J, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017, pp.475-497.
- van der Horst M, Lain D, Vickerstaff S, Clark C, Baumberg Geiger B. Gender roles and employment pathways of older women and men in England. SAGE Open 2017, 7(4).
- Fahy A, Stansfeld S, Smuk M, Lain D, van der Horst M, Vickerstaff S, Clark C. Longitudinal associations of experiences of adversity and socioeconomic disadvantage during childhood with labour force participation and exit in later adulthood. Social Science and Medicine 2017, 183, 80-87.
- van der Horst M, Vickerstaff S, Lain D, Clark C, Baumberg Geiger B. Pathways of Paid Work, Care Provision, and Volunteering in Later Careers: Activity Substitution or Extension?. Work, Aging and Retirement 2017, 3(4), 343–365.
- Clark C, Smuk M, Lain D, Stansfeld SA, Carr E, Head J, Vickerstaff S. The impact of childhood and adulthood psychological health on labour force participation and exit in later life. Psychological Medicine 2017, 47(9), 1597-1608.
- Phillipson C, Vickerstaff S, Lain D. Achieving fuller working lives: labour market and policy issues in the United Kingdom. Australian Journal of Social Issues 2016, 51(2), 187-204.
- Lain D, Loretto W. Managing Employees Beyond Age 65: From the Margins to the Mainstream?. Employee Relations 2016, 38(5), 646-664.
- Lain D. Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2016.
- OReilly J, Eichhorst W, Gabos A, Hadjivassiliou K, Kurakova L, Lain D, Lesckhe J, McGuinness S, Nazio T, Ortlieb R, Russell H, Villa P. Five Characteristics of Youth Unemployment in Europe: Flexibility, Education, Migration, Family Legacies, and EU Policy. SAGE Open 2015, 5(1), 1–19.
- Lain D, Vickerstaff V. National Report United Kingdom: Understanding employment participation of older workers. Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), 2015. Report for the European Commission Joint Programming Initiative 'More Years, Better Lives'.
- Lain D. Work beyond Age 65 in the England and the United States. In: Scherger, S, ed. Work Beyond Retirement Age in Comparative Perspective. London, UK: Palgrave, 2015.
- Lain D, Hadjivassiliou K, Corral-Alza A, Isusi I, OReilly J, Richards V, Will S. Evaluating internships in terms of governance structures: Contract, duration and partnership. European Journal of Training and Development 2014, 38(6), 588-603.
- Lain D, Vickerstaff S. Working Beyond Retirement Age: Lessons for Policy. In: Harper,S;Hamblin,K, ed. International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2014.
- Lain D, Loretto W, Vickerstaff V. Reforming State Pension Provision in ‘Liberal’ Anglo Saxon Countries: Re-commodification, Cost-containment or Recalibration?. Social Policy and Society 2013, 12, 77-90.
- Loretto W, Lain D, Vickerstaff V. Rethinking Retirement: Changing Realities for Older Workers and Employee Relations?. Employee Relations 2013, 35, 248-256.
- OReilly J, Lain D, Sheehan M, Smale B, Stuart M. Managing Uncertainty: The Crisis, its Consequences and the Global Workforce. Work, Employment & Society 2012, 25(4), 581-595.
- Lain D. Working past 65 in the UK and USA: Segregation into ‘Lopaq’ Occupations?. Work, Employment and Society 2012, 26, 83-91.
- Lain D. Health and Employment Past Age 65 in England and the United States. In: Vickerstaff, S; Phillipson, C; Wilkie, R, ed. Work, Health and Well-Being: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work. Bristol: Policy Press, 2011.
- Lain D. Helping the Poorest Help Themselves? Working Past 65 in England and the USA. Journal of Social Policy 2011, 40(3), 493-512.
- OReilly J, Lain D. Labour Market Transitions in Comparative Perspective: Policy briefing from EU research findings. [Report for the European Union FP7 Framework Project 'WorkCare Synergies']. Brighton: University of Brighton, 2010.
- Lain D, Aston J. Literature Review of Evidence on e-Learning in the Workplace. Brighton: Institute for Employment Studies, 2005.
- Lain D, Maginn A. Labour Market Involvement in Quality Assurance in Vocationally / Professionally Orientated Higher Education in Europe: Final Report, England. Brighton: Institute for Employment Studies, 2003.
- Atkinson J, Evans C, Willison R, Lain D, van-Gent M. New Deal 50plus: Sustainability of Employment. London: Department for Work and Pensions, 2003.
- Kodz J, Davis S, Lain D, Strebler M, Rick J, Bates P, Cummings J, Meager N, Anxo D, Gineste S, Trinczek R, Pamer S. Working Long Hours: A Review of the Evidence. London: Department for Trade and Industry, 2003.