Jamie Woodcock CV

Teaching and Research Experience

2018-, Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

  • I am currently employed as a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute working on the project: ‘A Fairwork Foundation: Towards fair work in the platform economy’, funded by GIZ.

2018-, Research Associate, University of Cape Town

  • As part of the Fairwork project, I was appointed as a Research Associate at the Centre for IT and National Development in Africa (CITANDA).

2016, Lecturer, New York University (NYU) London

2015, Fellow in Management, LSE

2015, Research Fellow, Cass Business School (Digital Creativity Labs)

2015, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Leeds and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Manchester

2014-2016, Associate Lecturer, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

2014-2015, Associate Lecturer, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

2014-2015, Management Studies Skills Tutor, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London

2013-2014, Graduate Trainee Tutor, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London


2011-2014, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • PhD in Sociology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Academic Practice for PhD Students and Early Career researchers

2007-2011, University of Manchester

  • MSc Sociological Research
  • BA (Hons) Economics & Social Sciences

Awards and Funding

2018, €149,776 Fairwork: Building a Fairwork Foundation, ERC - Innovation to improve working conditions for the world’s digital platform workers (named researcher)

2018, £809,929 ESRC GCRF, ES/S00081X/1 - GCRF Decent Work: FAIRWORK in the Platform Economy in the Global South (named researcher)

2018, £30,360 Internal HEFCE GCRF support fund, University of Oxford - To conduct initial stakeholder workshop for the Fairwork Foundation (named researcher)

2017, €185,885 Fairwork Foundation, GIZ. - Research grant to establish the Fairwork Foundation at the University of Oxford (named researcher)

2017, £12,000 UKRI Innovation Fellowship - Awarded to conduct knowledge exchange and impact secondment activities with Twitch.

2017, The Labour History journal Best Book prize (2016) - Co-winner.

2017, The Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography - Working the Phones shortlisted.

2017, £1,350 Santander Travel Research Fund, LSE - Awarded to conduct knowledge exchange activities with Brazilian universities.

2017, £1,550 Additional Staff Research Fund Allowance, LSE - Awarded to conduct ethnographic research in the USA in 2017.

2017, £1,336 The Sociological Review Foundation Symposium Series - Co-Applicant for symposium on ‘The Future of Esports: Challenging Work and Gender Issues in the UK’s Professional Computer Gaming Industry’.

2017, £2,000 Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund, LSE - Award for public engagement on theme of ‘understanding contemporary work.’ Using ethnographic research from my book, Working the Phones, produce a game-like digital interactive experience.

2016, £5,000 Digital Economy Crucible Research Priming Award - Funded by EPSRC for a project on ‘eSports, Streaming, and the Digital Economy: A Study of Twitch.tv’, including fieldwork in the USA.

2016, Partner, WARGAME project - Research project on Conflict, War, and Enemies in Narrative Computer Games based at the ENCODE research hub, Tromsø University, Norway.

Professional activities

2017, Founding member, Fairwork Foundation

2017, Contributor, Autonomy Institute

2017, Associate at the International Inequalities Institute, LSE

2017, Member of the editorial board of the journal Historical Materialism

2016, Digital Economy Crucible training programme

2015, Member of the corresponding editorial board of the journal Historical Materialism.

2014, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Existing publications

Available here.