Professor Fiona Carmichael

Professor Fiona Carmichael

Department of Management
Professor of Labour Economics

Fiona joined Birmingham Business School in 2007. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia (1989) and an MPhil in economics from Cambridge University (1985). Her first degree  in Economics, Politics and Quantitative Methods is from The University of East Anglia (1983). Her main theoretical and empirical contributions are concentrated at the intersection between labour economics, the sociology of work and HRM,  in health economics and in sports economics and policy. Current research is focused mainly around employment and policy issues linked to older age, the ageing society and the care economy.

Qualifications

1980-1983: BA(Hons) first class: University of East Anglia; Economics, Quantitative methods and Politics
1984-1985: MPhil: University of Cambridge; Economics
1985-1989: PhD: University of East Anglia; Multinationals in the Labour Market
1999-2001: Postgraduate Certificate in Further, Adult and Higher Education: Manchester Metropolitan University

Teaching

Masters/Doctoral level:

  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business
  • Regression with Categorical Dependent Variables

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Carmichael is interested in supervising doctoral research in the following areas:

Gender, age and work
Informal care and paid employment
Economics of sport

Publications

Recent publications

Book

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, vol. 1, 1 edn, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK.

Article

Clarke, H, Carmichael, F & Al-Janabi, H 2019, 'Adverse effects of social security on disabled people in the UK: Iatrogenic outcomes of quasi-clinical administration', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 218-227. https://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.607

Carmichael, F, Darko, C & Vasilakos, N 2019, 'Health and wellbeing of young people in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam: life course impacts', Journal of Development Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2019.1626835

Carmichael, F, Duberley, J & AlIsmail, S 2019, 'Female employment in hotels in Saudi Arabia and UAE', Gender in Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-11-2017-0151

Birkett, H, Carmichael, F & Duberley, J 2017, 'Activity in the third age: examining the relationship between careers and retirement experiences', Journal of Vocational Behaviour, vol. 103, no. Part B, pp. 52-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2017.08.002

Al-Janabi, H, Carmichael, F & Oyebode, JR 2017, 'Informal care: choice or constraint?', Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12441

Carmichael, F & Duberley, J 2016, 'Career pathways into retirement in the UK: linking older women’s pasts to the present', Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 582-599. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12144

Carmichael, F, Fenton, S-J, Pinilla Roncancio, M, Sing, M & Sadhra, S 2016, 'Workplace health and wellbeing in construction and retail: Sector specific issues and barriers to resolving them', International Journal of Workplace Health Management, vol. 9, no. 2, 9:2 , pp. 1-18 . https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWHM-08-2015-0053

Carmichael, F & Ercolani, M 2016, 'Unpaid caregiving and paid work over life-courses: different pathways, diverging outcomes', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.020

Carmichael, F & Ercolani, M 2015, 'Age-training gaps across the European Union: how and why they vary across member states', The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, vol. 6, pp. 163-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.002

Ercolani, MG, Vohra, RS, Carmichael, F, Mangat, K & Alderson, D 2015, 'The lifetime cost to English students of borrowing to invest in a medical degree: a gender comparison using data from the Office for National Statistics', BMJ open, vol. 5, no. 4, e007335. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007335

Chapter

Hulme, C, Carmichael, F & Meads, D 2016, What about informal carers and families? in J Round (ed.), Care at the End of Life: An Economic Perspective. Springer, pp. 167-176. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28267-1_12

Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Carmichael, F, Van Houtven , C, Jacobs, J & Coyte , P 2019, The economics of informal care. in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance., 10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.265, Oxford University Press.

Carmichael, F, Birkett, H & Duberley, J 2019, Gender and Employment in Later Life. in Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging,. Springer.

Other contribution

Fenton, S-J & Carmichael, F 2019, What can employers do to address social wellbeing?. Centaur Human Resources Limited.

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Expertise

Employment and training issues relating to ageing societies, the over 50s and informal carers

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Expertise

Health and Social care

Fiona Carmichael is an expert on employment issues faced by informal caregivers and older workers:

  • Caregiving over life-courses – costs and trade-offs
  • Barriers to employment faced by older workers
  • Career histories and outcomes in later life

Policy experience

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