Dr Daniel Wheatley

Dr Daniel Wheatley

Department of Management
Director of Undergraduate Programmes
Reader

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Daniel Wheatley is Reader in the Department of Management. He is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Birmingham Business School, having previously acted as Director of Undergraduate Programmes (2018-2021). His research focuses on workplace well-being including job quality, work-life balance and flexible working arrangements, spatial dimensions of work including work-related travel, and other aspects of time-use including leisure time, and the household division of labour. Dan employs a range of methods including statistical analysis of large-scale secondary data and mixed method research design.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Academic Fellow 2022
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) 2015
  • Fellow of the Regional Studies Association (FeRSA) 2011
  • PhD Business and Management 2009
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) 2007
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods 2005
  • BA (Hons) Business Economics 2003

Biography

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).

Teaching

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.

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervision (University of Birmingham)

2020- : Mo Xing, PhD (full-time): The 9-9-6 working hour system: Complex patterns of virtual presenteeism of homeworkers under organisational surveillance. Co-supervisor (50%)

2021- : Annalise Galea, PhD (full-time): A contingency model for the relation between observed abusive supervision and job crafting. Co-supervisor (50%)

2021- : Nazia Saeed, PhD (full-time): An Analysis of the Effect of Flexible Working Policies on Work Life Balance and Gender Equality. Co-supervisor (50%)

2022- : Anna Atkins, PhD (full-time): Social capital in self-employed Public Relations practitioners: time use antecedents and job quality outcomes

2022- : Robert Waiswa, PhD (full-time): Towards an enabling information environment for adoption of home-based telework for people with disabilities in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Greater Metropolitan Uganda.

Current supervision (Nottingham Trent University)

2015- : Amanda Thompson, PhD (part-time): How do middle-aged male part-time workers, in professional and managerial roles, articulate and perform gender? Co-supervisor (33%)

Research

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

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Wheatley, D 2022, Well-Being and the Quality of Working Lives. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839108785

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.

Article

Carmichael, F, Darko, C, Daley, P, Duberley, J, Ercolani, M, Schwanen, T & Wheatley, D 2023, 'Time poverty and gender in urban sub-Saharan Africa: Long working days and long commutes in Ghana’s Greater Accra Metropolitan Area', Journal of International Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3817

Wheatley, D & Bickerton, C 2022, 'Valuing subjective well-being benefits from leisure activities: informing post-Covid public funding of arts, culture and sport', Annals of Leisure Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2022.2099436

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

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>

Chapter

Wheatley, D 2022, Work time, place and space in the ‘new normal’. in P Holland, T Bartram, T Garavan & K Grant (eds), The Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 457-476. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80071-779-420221046

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 2022, CIPD Good Work Index 2022: survey report. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London. <https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/good-work-index-survey-report-2022_tcm18-109896.pdf>

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 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>

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Expertise

Areas of expertise: 

  • Well-being at work 

  • Job Quality 

  • Work autonomy 

  • Flexible working 

  • Remote and hybrid work 

  • Work life balance  

  • Well-being and leisure