Dr Daniel Wheatley

Dr Daniel Wheatley

Department of Management
Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Daniel Wheatley is Reader in the Department of Management. He is the Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Birmingham Business School. Daniel joined Birmingham Business School in 2016, having previously being employed as School Standards and Quality Manager and Principal Lecturer in Economics at Nottingham Business School (2008-2016).




Dan teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, specialising in areas of industrial and labour economics, economic evaluation and social science research methods.


Dan’s research focuses on workplace well-being including the quality of work, work-life balance and flexible working arrangements, spatial dimensions of work including work-related travel, and extending to other aspects of time-use including use of leisure time, and the household division of labour. He employs a range of methods in his research including statistical analysis of large-scale secondary data sources including panel data, and mixed method research design.

Dan is author of Time Well Spent: Subjective Well-being and the Organization of Time and editor of the Edward Elgar Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives. His work has appeared in a number of edited volumes, and in peer reviewed journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics; Gender, Work and Organization; Industrial Relations Journal; New Technology, Work and Employment; Work, Employment and Society, and; Work and Occupations.

Other activities

Author of CBA Builder. http://www.cbabuilder.co.uk.

Associate Editor (Website), Economic Issues. http://www.economicissues.org.uk


Wheatley, D. (2017). Time Well Spent: Subjective Well-being and the Organization of Time. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. ISBN: 9781783484256. 

Wheatley, D. (ed.) (2019). Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 

Wheatley, D. and Buglass, S. (In Press). Social network engagement and subjective well-being: a life-course perspective. British Journal of Sociology.

Wheatley, D. and Bickerton, C. (2019). Measuring changes in subjective well-being from engagement in the arts, culture and sport. Journal of Cultural Economics, 43(3), 421-442. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10824-019-09342-7.

Wheatley, D. (2017). Autonomy in Paid Work and Employee Subjective Well-being. Work and Occupations, 44(3), 296-328. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0730888417697232.   

Wheatley, D. (2017). Employee satisfaction and use of flexible working arrangements. Work, Employment and Society, 31(4), 567-585. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017016631447.  

Wheatley, D. and Bickerton, C. (2017). Subjective well-being and engagement in arts, culture and sport. Journal of Cultural Economics, 41(1), 23-45. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10824-016-9270-0.

Black, P., Burton, S., Hunter, J., Lawton, C., Pickford, R. and Wheatley, D. (2017). Out of the ordinary: exploring the lives of ordinary working families. Nottingham: Nottingham Civic Exchange, Nottingham Trent University. https://www.ntu.ac.uk/media/documents/about-ntu/Out-of-the-Ordinary-final-report-reduced.pdf

Wheatley, D. and Bickerton, C. (2016). Time-use and well-being impacts of travel-to-work and travel-for-work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 31(3), 238-254. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12074.  

Atherton, A., Faria, J., Wheatley, D., Wu, D., and Wu, Z (2016). Financial hardship and the decision to moonlight: second job holding by the self-employed. Industrial Relations Journal, 47(3), 279-299. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12135.   

Philp, B. Slater, G. and Wheatley D. (2015). New Labour and Work-Time Regulation: A Quantitative Analysis of Capitalism in the UK, 1992-2009. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39(3), 711-732. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cje/beu057.  

Wheatley, D. and Wu, Z (2014). Dual Careers, Time-Use, and Satisfaction Levels: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey. Industrial Relations Journal, 45(5), 443-464. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12071.

Wheatley, D. (2014). Travel-to-Work and Subjective Well-Being: A Study of UK Dual Career Households. Journal of Transport Geography, 39, 187-196. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.07.009.

Simpson, T., Brunsden, V., Hill, R. and Wheatley, D. (2014). Fire and rescue service community safety initiatives: Measuring Impact. Safer Communities, 13(2), 88-100. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SC-01-2013-0001.

Brindley, C., Foster, C. and Wheatley, D. (2014). Career Development Path of the Female Entrepreneur, in Kelly, L. (ed.) Women Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models, Volume 1, Chapter 5, 121-138, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Wheatley, D. (2013). Location, Vocation, Location? Spatial Entrapment among Women in Dual Career Households. Gender, Work and Organization, 20(6), 720-36. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12005.

Philp, B. and Wheatley, D. (2013). European Work Time Regulation and Underemployment: A Quantitative Marxist Analysis. Economic Issues, 19(1), 57-74. URL: http://www.economicissues.org.uk/Files/2013/113Philp.pdf.