Dr. Anthony Rafferty is Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies in the People, Management and Organisations (PMO) Division of AMBS. He is also senior researcher at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit (IGAU) at Manchester University. His current research chiefly concerns issues surrounding sustainable and inclusive economic growth, human resource management, and labour market inequalities. Anthony is Director of the MSc HRM and Industrial Relations course and Divisional Coordinator for the Full Time MBA Progamme. Dr. Rafferty is a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College, and the Associate Board for the Journal, Work, Employment and Society. He has undertaken advisory roles or research consultancy for a variety of organisations including the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the UK Commission for Skills and Employment (UKCES), The European Foundation (Eurofound), and the UK Research Council. He has acted as an expert advisor to the UK government on employment and welfare reform issues giving oral evidence to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee.