Professor Suzan (Sue) Lewis came to Middlesex in 2006. Prior to that she was a professor at MMU and a visiting professor at the (then) School of Management at UMIST. Her research focuses on gender and "work-life balance" issues and workplace practice, culture and change, in diverse national contexts. She has led many national and international research projects on these topics and has worked with employers and policy makers on work-life issues in Europe, Asia and North America. She has held research grants from the EU, the ILO, the Ford Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, ESRC, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Tedworth Trust and the Department of Health. Sue chairs the Richard Benjamin Trust which supports high impact organizational and social psychology projects by early career researchers . She was founding co-editor of the journal Community, Work and Family.
Selected publications (since 2000)
Lewis, S., Anderson, D., Lyonette, C., Payne, N and Wood, S (2017) Public sector austerity cuts in the UK and the changing discourse of work–life balance. Work, Employment and Society. Vol. 31(4) 586–604(http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0950017016638994)
Lewis, S., Anderson, D., Lyonette, C., Payne, N and Wood, S (eds) ( 2016) Work-Life Balance in times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond NewYork: Routledge
Stumbitz, B., Lewis, S. and Rouse, J. (in press, 2017). ‘Maternity Management in SMEs: A Transdisciplinary Review and Research Agenda’. International Journal of Management Reviews . DOI:10.1111/ijmr.12143
Beham, B., Drobnic, S., Prag, P., Baierl, A and Lewis, S ( in press) Work-to-Family Enrichment and Gender Inequalities in Eight European Countries. International Journal of Human Resource Management , DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1355837. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1355837
Roper, I., Etherington, D and Lewis, S ( in press) Hollowing out national agreements in the NHS? The case of ‘Improving Working Lives’ under a ‘Turnaround’ plan Employee Relations
Van der Acker, O, Payne, N and Lewis , S ( in press) "Catch 22? Disclosing Assisted Conception treatment at work" in International Journal of Workplace Health Management.
Lewis, Suzan and Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2018) The meanings of work-life balance: a cultural perspective. In: The Cambridge handbook of the global work-family interface. Johnson, Ryan C. and Shen, Winny and Kristen, Shockley , eds. Cambridge University Press, pp. 720-732. ISBN 9781108415972
Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha and Lewis, Suzan (2011) From ‘balancers’ to ‘integrators’? Young professionals’ talk about ‘work’ and the rest of ‘life’ in the UK. In: Creating Balance? International Perspectives on the Work-Life Integration of Professionals. Kaiser, Stephan and Ringlstetter, Max Josef and Eikhof, Doris Ruth and Pina e Cunha, Miguel , eds. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 47-63. ISBN 9783642161988
Niven, Karen and Lewis, Suzan and Kagan, Carolyn , eds. (2017) Making a Difference with Psychology. Richard Benjamin Trust, Manchester, UK. ISBN 978-1-788808-566-3
Beham, Barbara and Drobnič, Sonja and Präg, Patrick and Baierl, Andreas and Lewis, Suzan (2017) Work-to-family enrichment and gender inequalities in eight European countries. The International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 0958-5192 (Published online first)
Lewis, Suzan and Stumbitz, Bianca (2017) Research on work and family – some issues and challenges. In: Fathers in Work Organizations: Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics. Liebig, Brigitte and Oechsle, Mechthild , eds. Barbara Budrich, Opladen, pp. 227-245. ISBN 978-3847407034