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Dr Matthew Cole

Former Research Associate

Dr Matthew Cole

Former Research Associate

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Matthew Cole was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Fairwork, researching global platforms. Matthew completed his PhD at the University of Leeds in 2019. Titled “The Politics of Service Production: Experiences of Low-Waged Hospitality Work in London” it examined the production of experience as a commodity and conflict in the labour process. His post-doctoral research broadly concerns the political economy of technology and work, particularly the role of artificial intelligence and platforms in the transformation of capital-labour relations. He is also a research affiliate at Autonomy, a think tank about work.

Research Interests

Technological change, platform work, automation, digitalisation, political economy of work, industrial relations, trades-unionism

Positions at the OII

  • Research Associate, December 2022 - December 2023
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, November 2020 - November 2022


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