Anthony Rafferty is Professor in Employment Studies in the People, Management and Organisations (PMO) Division of AMBS and Managing Director of the Work and Equalities Institute (WEI). His current research chiefly concerns issues surrounding labour market inequalities (e.g. gender and racial discrimination) and understanding the implications for organizational and management practice of issues of sustainable and inclusive growth. He is a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College and 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 invited 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.
Prior to joining AMBS, Anthony worked as a researcher at the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) in the Department of Social Statistics at Manchester and for Economic and Social Data Services (ESDS) Government.