BA Hons, PGCert (learning and teaching), PGDip (methods), MRes, PhD Management (Univ. of Strathclyde)
Darren is a lecturer at Stirling Management School, having previously been an early career fellow. Finishing his PhD in 2014 at the University of Strathclyde on NGOs, advocacy work, and the State, Darren is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and previously worked as a community development worker focusing on action research. He is an international partnership director and currently on the board of directors for Community Legal Agency, a welfare rights organisation in Glasgow.
Work, employment and civil society with a focus on:
Civil Society Organisations, advocacy, legitimacy
-Organisation, voice, and representation in the policy process
The changing nature of work and employment
-Quality work and European employment policy
-Frontline service sector work
-Extreme forms of labour degradation such as forced labour
A current area of interest that links both aspects of research is a project on forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton industry.
Darren has co-supervised a PhD to completion and welcomes discussions about PhD supervision.
He also welcomes knowledge exchange enquiries and is currently leading on a project entitled ‘Assessing ways of working’ with a welfare rights organisation in Glasgow.
Research income includes funding from the Scottish Funding Council (£5,000) and the Moffat Charitable Trust (£50,000).
McGuire D (2015) Book review of: Economic crisis, quality of work, and social integration: the European experience, Edited by Duncan Gallie, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 368 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-966472-6, Employee Relations, 37 (5), pp. 623-626.