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Isabel Távora is a senior lecturer in human resource management. Her research explores how labour market actors and institutions can support decent work and equality in employment. Recent research has focused on the impact of the pandemic on collective bargaining and on women. Current research includes a project exploring the role of staff networks in amplifying the voice of women and ethnic minority employees in the workplace, a project investigating EDI policy and practice in higher education and a project exploring the digitalisation of work during the pandemic. Isabel has collaborated in research with external organisations such as the International Labour Office and the European Trade Union Institute and is a member of the Work and Equalities Institute. She is committed to engaged research, which aims to develop the knowledge needed for socially responsible, fair and egalitarian employment practices and human resource management.

Prior to her current appointment at Manchester, Isabel worked three years in Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. She teaches different courses in the fields of HRM, employment relations and equality. Isabel chaired AMBS’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee from August 2018 till August 2021 and successfully led the school’s Athena Swan Bronze application in November 2018.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Work and Equalities Institute
  • Global inequalities


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