Darren's research interests include Civil Society Organisations, particularly NGOs, advocacy work, and state theory. He is committed to a sociological research agenda that is sensitive to the big picture, to understanding what happens in organisations, as well as grasping the role that history can play in illuminating reflection on the relationship between people, organisations and the state. Darren works with Professor Sharon Bolton in a supportive research capacity. He is currently a co-investigator on a Moffat Trust funded study on young people and skills (http://www.stir.ac.uk/management/research/managementworkandorganisation/a-pool-of-neglected-labour) and has recently worked on studies of quality work and European employment policy and class and recruitment policy. He has presented his research at EURAM, Work, Employment and Society, and International Labour Process conferences. Darren co-organised the 33rd International Labour Process Conference and reviewed abstracts for this year's conference in Berlin. He is the module coordinator for the MSc module on Responsible Business and also teaches a range of undergraduate non-profit classes. Research Grants include funding from Scottish Funding Council – £5,000, and the Moffat Charitable Trust – £50,000.