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


Recent publications


Wheatley, D, Hardill, I & Buglass, S (eds) 2021, Handbook of Research on Remote Work and Worker Well-Being in the Post-COVID-19 Era. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-6754-8

Wheatley, D (ed.), Atkinson, C, Hardill, I, Bayhan Karapinar, P, Metin Camgöz, S, Tayfur Ekmekci, O, Cockayne, A, Sotiropoulou, I, Smith, A, McBride, J, Sullivan, C, Harvey, H, Badger, A, Woodcock, J, Burgess, J, Connell, J, Raiden, A, Räisänen, C, Lawton, C, Warren, T, Sander, EJ, Rafferty, AE, Jordan, PJ, Fuchs, M, Rossen, A, Weyh, A, Wydra-Somaggio, G, Darko, C, Carmichael, F, Duberley, J, Abrokwa, K, Green, A, Bickerton, C, Madden, A, Bailey, C, Fletcher, L, Alfes, K & Porcellato, L 2019, Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives. Handbooks of Research Methods in Management, 1 edn, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK.


Wheatley, D 2021, 'Workplace location and the quality of work: the case of urban-based workers in the UK', Urban Studies, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 2233-2257. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020911887

Wheatley, D & Bickerton, C 2019, 'Measuring changes in subjective well-being from engagement in the arts, culture and sport', Journal of Cultural Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10824-019-09342-7

Wheatley, D & Buglass, S 2019, 'Social network engagement and subjective well-being: a life-course perspective', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 1971-1995. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12644

Wheatley, D 2017, 'Autonomy in paid work and employee subjective well-being', Work and Occupations, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 296-328. https://doi.org/10.1177/0730888417697232

Wheatley, D 2017, 'Employee satisfaction and use of flexible working arrangements', Work, Employment & Society, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 567-585. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017016631447

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Wheatley, D 2019, Dual-Career Couples. in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships. vol. 1, Macmillan Reference USA, USA, pp. 243-246.

Thompson, A & Wheatley, D 2019, The Take-Up and Quality of Part-Time Work Among Men. in S Nachmias & V Caven (eds), Inequality and Organizational Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 129-157. <https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-11647-7_6>

Wheatley, D, Lawton, C & Hardill, I 2017, Gender Differences in Paid and Unpaid Work. in V Caven & S Nachmias (eds), Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace: A Guide to the Current Challenges, Issues and Business Solutions. Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 181-214. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59686-0_8


Wheatley, D 2020, Changing Places of Work. in Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351034906-8

Commissioned report

Wheatley, D & Gifford, J 2019, UK Working Lives: The CIPD Job Quality Index Survey Report 2019. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. <https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/work/trends/uk-working-lives>

Other chapter contribution

Wheatley, D 2017, Daniel Wheatley. in Insights 2017 : Findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study. University of Essex, pp. 28-29. <https://issuu.com/usociety/docs/insights_202017_20a4_stg_206>

Other report

Lawton, C, Pickford, R, Rendall, J & Wheatley, D 2019, Laying the foundations of a good work city: mapping Nottingham's employment. Nottingham Civic Exchange, Nottingham Trent University. <http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36257/1/13686_Lawton.pdf>

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

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