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Big Data and Employee Wellbeing: An ESRC Seminar Series

Date - Tuesday, 21st June 2016 (All Day)


Are you interested in the potential of Big Data?  Are you also interested in employee Health and Wellbeing? If so, then this seminar series might be for you.

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Sheffield (led by Dr Carolyn Axtell, at the Institute of Work Psychology) are running an ESRC funded seminar series onExploring Big Data to Examine Employee Health and Wellbeing.

The seminar series aims to critically explore the possibilities of using Big Data in assessing health and wellbeing risks within organisations and for advancing knowledge on health and wellbeing prediction. It focuses on IT working practices (such as logging on after work hours, taking a break etc) and explores this via current knowledge on health and wellbeing, the employee perspective and also the legal and ethical aspects.

The seminar series has been running very successfully and involves an enthusiastic group of speakers and participants from different disciplines, countries and backgrounds, from both academia and industry.  The series aims to develop a network of academics and practitioners interested in the potential of Big Data for examining employee health and wellbeing, with a view to developing new research ideas and proposals.

Our next seminar takes place in Sheffield on the 21st June and involves speakers from IBM, The ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, University of Sheffield and Leeds Beckett University.

To book a place please click here.

We can reimburse travel costs for attendance at the seminar (2nd class rail fare within UK).

If you are interested in getting involved or want to find out more, please see our website  or follow us on Twitter @DEW_Seminars