UCL Grand Challenges


Seminar on inequalities in parental leave, Thurs 23 November 2017

7 November 2017

Building on the Round Table on Working Parents post Brexit, which took place in May 2017, the Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality is organising a seminar on inequalities in access to parental leave and flexible working.

Attending the seminar

The seminar is open in the first instance to those who have been invited to attend. In addition, there are also places available upon application.

If you would like to attend, please kindly send a request by email to Rebecca Taylor, GCJE Coordinator, outlining:

  • Your current organisation and role
  • Your particular interest in the topic
  • Any expertise you bring to the subject

GCJE will consider your request and get back to you quickly to let you know if you can attend.

The seminar takes place on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 16.00-18.00 at UCL and will feature several speakers and discussants who will present and examine some new research on working parents in the UK. The seminar will bring together a small group of experts in the field from academia, NGOs, trade unions and employers.

Also on 23 November, the Modern Fatherhood project (a collaboration between UCL, UEA and NatCen) will publish visualisations of the main findings of the projects' latest research on working parents.

Speakers are at the seminar are:

  • Professors Sara Connolly (UEA) and Margaret O’Brien (UCL) presenting findings on "Inequalities in Access to Parental leave and Flexible Work in the UK"

Discussants are:

  • Matthew Creagh, Trades Union Congress
  • Kevin Palmer, Judge and Employment lawyer, Birketts

More information can be found here.