Jacqueline O’Reilly is Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management and Co-Director of the ESRC Funded Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (digit) at the University of Sussex Business School.

She is co-editor of the book ‘Work in the Digital Age’ (2018), ‘Youth Labor in Transition’ (2018) and ‘Youth Employment: the STYLE Handbook’ (2018). She was coordinator of a EU funded large-scale research project STYLE: Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (www.style-research.eu) (2014-17), and UK lead on the EU funded project NEGOTIATE, examining how young people deal with early career insecurity (www.negotiate-research.eu) (2015-18). 

She completed her doctorate at Nuffield College, University of Oxford on an Anglo-French comparison of employment practices in the banking sector. She worked for ten years at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), Germany, at Sciences Politiques in Paris, and at London and Manchester Universities in the UK. In 2000 she was awarded a Jean Monnet Research Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence.

Her research focuses on the digital transformation of work, international comparisons of gender, ethnic and labour market transitions across the life cycle and on labour market policy evaluation. Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the European Commission, the European Science Foundation and Santander Bank.