Dr Polly Lord

Socio-Legal Studies Alumni

PhD Researcher in Socio-Legal Studies (ESRC 1+3)
Law School, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2014

Graduation date: April 2019

Research topic: Employment law in farms

My research examines how core employment law rights apply on farms. Through conducting interviews with farmers, their understanding of wages, working time, holidays, sickness and parental leave to health and safety rules, is discussed. In doing so, the way that farmers manage these rights – both practically and conceptually – reveals important insights into the laws themselves.

Research supervisors: Professor Liz Trinder, Professor Matt Lobley

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Co-Ordinator World of Work Network

Email: pl325@exeter.ac.uk