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Professor Peter Brannen 

Visiting Professor

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Professor Peter Brannen is Visiting Professor within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.


Peter Brannen has been a visiting Professor in the Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton since 2001. From 1992 to 2004 he was the Representative of the ILO to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and Director of the ILO London Office. The ILO is the United Nations agency with global responsibility for work and employment issues.

Earlier in his career he worked in the Universities of Durham, Bradford and Southampton in the United Kingdom. He has also been a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University and at the Policy Studies Institute in London and an Official Visitor at Nuffield College Oxford.

He served for a number of years as Head of Research in the UK Employment Department and was later Head of International Relations. He has been a Member of the Governing Body of the ILO and of the Employment Committee of the OECD; he also served as Deputy Chair of the Council of Europe Employment Committee, and of the Administrative Board of the European Foundation. He is currently a member of the UK Economic and Social Council Advisory Committee on the future of work and an advisor to the Commonwealth Business Council and to War on Want.

He has written and edited a number of books and articles in the fields of economic sociology, labour relations, the links between policy and research, and human rights and development. His current interests lie in developments in corporate citizenship and human rights in global organisations.


Professor Peter Brannen
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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