Professor Wendy Loretto

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Deputy Dean of the Business School and Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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Phone: +44(0)131 6504102
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Profile

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Editor of Employee Relations
Consulting Editor for Work, Aging and Retirement
Editorial Board Member Journal of Change Management

Background

BCom (Edinburgh); PhD (Edinburgh).

After graduating employed as a commercial manager with Marks and Spencer plc. Worked for three years in University of Edinburgh Alcohol Research Group, prepared PhD which investigated social and cultural aspects of illicit and licit drug use amongst young people.

Research interests

Wendy's main research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees’ and employers’ attitudes and practices in extending working lives. She is especially interested in the ways in which gender and age interact to affect work and retirement experiences amongst older men and women. Current projects include case study investigation of transitions from paid work to retirement (ESRC/MRC Life-long Health and Well-being Programme). This project links to her second research area - employee well-being at work. She is Co-I on an ESRC seminar series examining Employee Well-being in the 21st Century.

Group membership

PhD Supervision

Wendy is supervising 3 PhD students


Publications

Gender, age and flexible working in later life

Loretto, W. and Vickerstaff, S. (2015) Work, Employment and Society. 1-17.
Research output: Article.
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Training the new work generation: Education and training for the over-50s

The Oxford Handbook of Training and Skills

Loretto, Phillipson and Vickerstaff. (2015).
Research output: Chapter.

Exploring employee understandings of well-being - insights from a UK case study.

Kowalski and Loretto. (2014).
Research output: Paper.

Pitfalls in implementing wellbeing initiatives – why good policy and practice are not enough.

Kowalski and Loretto. (2014).
Research output: Other contribution.

Pitfalls in implementing workplace wellbeing policies and practices: lessons from a research case study

Kowalski and Loretto. (2014).
Research output: Paper.

The domestic and gendered context for retirement

Loretto, W. and Vickerstaff, S. (2013) Human Relations 66 (1). 65-86.
Research output: Article.
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Reforming State Pension provision in ‘Liberal’ Anglo Saxon Countries: Re-commodification, cost-containment or recalibration?

Lain, Vickerstaff and Loretto. (2012) Social Policy and Society 2.
Research output: Article.
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Organisational change and employee health and wellbeing in the NHS

Work, Health and Well-being: The challenges of Managing Health at Work

Loretto, W., Kowalski and Platt, S. (2011).
Research output: Chapter.

Not seen and not heard? Older women's experiences of employment

Loretto, W. (2011).
Research output: Other.

Workplace Change and Employee Mental Health: Results from a Longitudinal Study

Loretto, Platt and Popham. (2010) British Journal of Management 21 (2). 526-540.
Research output: Article.
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Older Workers in the Scottish Labour Market: Interim Report to Scottish Enterprise

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Commissioned report.

The Beginning of the End of Early Retirement?

Loretto, W. and White, P. (2010).
Research output: Commissioned report.

Rethinking Retirement

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Other.

Re-gendering the Older Worker: Differences between older women's and older men's aspirations for work and retirement

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Other.

Age as an Asset: Older NHS employees in South East Scotland

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Other.

Same difference? Insights into women's retirement

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Other.

‘Qualitative investigation of the relationships between staff health and change management processes in the UK National Health Service’

Loretto and Kowalski. (2010).
Research output: Paper.

The Gendered and Domestic Context for Retirement

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Other.

Work and retirement in an ageing world: the case of older workers in the UK

Loretto. (2010) Twenty-First Century Society: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences 5 (3). 279-294.
Research output: Article.
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What to do with the dirty laundry? A qualitative exploration of the employment support needs of carers

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Other.

The Relationship between Gender and Age

Managing an Age-Diverse Workforce

Loretto, W. (2010).
Research output: Chapter.

Identity work and the`unemployed' worker: age, disability and the lived experience of the older unemployed

Riach, K. and Loretto, W. (2009) Work, Employment and Society 23 (1). 102-119.
Research output: Article.
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Extending Working Lives: Rights and responsibilities

Loretto, W. (2009).
Research output: Other.

Managing Older Workers with Caring Responsibilities

Loretto, W. (2009).
Research output: Other.

Early Retirement in the UK: Rights, responsibilities and choice

Down and Out? Or Free at Last?

Loretto, W. and Vickerstaff, S. (2009).
Research output: Chapter.

Employability of Older People: Current Issues and Debates

Loretto, W. (2009).
Research output: Other.

Older Workers Today

Loretto, W. (2009).
Research output: Other.

The employment support needs of Carers

Loretto. (2009).
Research output: Paper.

Wealthier and Fairer: what's happening at work?

Loretto, W. (2009).
Research output: Other.

The Employment Support Needs of Carers

Loretto, W., White, Vickerstaff, S., Milne, A., Alden, E. and Billings, J. (2009).
Research output: Commissioned report.

Extending Working Lives

Loretto, W. (2008).
Research output: Other.

Encouraging Labour market Activity among 60-64 year olds

Loretto, White, Vickerstaff, S., Kowalski, Billings, J., Brown, P. and Mitton, L. (2008).
Research output: Commissioned report.

Extending Working Lives: Attitudes and behaviours surrounding working up to and beyond retirement

Loretto, W. (2008).
Research output: Other.

Women's Work, Women's Retirement. Is there a 'total social organisation of retirement'?

Loretto, W. (2008).
Research output: Other.

Work-life Balance and the 'Wee Small Job': The changing priorities of older workers

Loretto, W. (2008).
Research output: Other.

Extending Working Lives: Class and gender differences in opportunities and threats

Loretto, W. (2008).
Research output: Other.

Characteristics of adults in Scotland with long-term health conditions

Loretto and Taylor, M. (2007).
Research output: Commissioned report.

Flexible Work and Older Workers

The Future for Older Workers: New Perspectives

Loretto, Vickerstaff, S. and White, P. (2007).
Research output: Chapter.

Age, Discrimination and Early Retirement: the case of the communication workers union

Loretto. (2007).
Research output: Paper.

Identity work and the "Unemployed" Worker: Age, disability and the lived experience of the older unemployed

Loretto. (2007).
Research output: Paper.

The Future for Older Workers: Opportunities and Constraints

The Future of Older Workers

Loretto, Vickerstaff, S. and White, P. (2007).
Research output: Chapter.

The Future for Older Workers: New Perspectives

White, P. and Vickerstaff, V. (2007).
Research output: Book.

Age discrimination in the workplace: the likely impact of anti-discrimination law

White and Loretto. (2006) Personnel Review.
Research output: Article.

Population Ageing and Older Workers: Employers perceptions, attitudes and policies

White and Loretto. (2006) Population, Space and Place 12. 341-352.
Research output: Article.

Work, more work and retirement: Older Workers' Perspectives

White and Loretto. (2006) Social Policy and Society 5. 495-506.
Research output: Article.
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Employers' attitudes, practices and policies towards older workers

Loretto and White. (2006) Human Resource Management Journal 16 (3). 313-330.
Research output: Article.

Older Workers and the Options for Flexible Work

Loretto, W. and White, P. (2005).
Research output: Commissioned report.

Assessing Psychological Wellbeing: a holistic investigation of NHS employees

Loretto. (2005) International Review of Psychiatry 17. 329-336.
Research output: Article.

An Investigation of Older Workers in the Scottish Labour Market: Employability of older workers

Loretto, W. and White, P. (2004).
Research output: Commissioned report.

Never the right age? - Gender and age-based discrimination in employment

Duncan and Loretto. (2004) Gender, Work and Organization 11. 95-115.
Research output: Article.

Older Workers in the Labour Market

White and Loretto. (2004) Scottish Economic Report. 84-95.
Research output: Article.

'Thatcher's children', pensions and retirement - Some survey evidence

Duncan, Loretto and White. (2001) Personnel Review 30 (4). 386-403.
Research output: Article.

Ageism and Employment: Controversies, Ambiguities and Younger People's Perceptions

Duncan, White and Loretto. (2000) Ageing and Society 20. 279-302.
Research output: Article.
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Ageism, Early Exit and British Trade Unions

Duncan, White and Loretto. (2000) Journal of Industrial Relations 31. 220-234.
Research output: Article.

Something for Nothing? Employees' Views of Occupational Pension

Duncan, White and Loretto. (2000) Employee Relations 22 (3). 260-271.
Research output: Article.

Industrial Relations Codes of Practice: the 1999 Age Discrimination Code in Context

Duncan, White and Loretto. (2000) Employee Relations 22. 146-155.
Research output: Article.

The Evolving Concept of Ageism: Controversies, Dilemmas and Younger People's Perceptions

Duncan, White and Loretto. (1999) Ageing and Society.
Research output: Article.

Youthful Drinking in Northern Ireland & Scotland: Preliminary Results from a Comparative Study

Loretto. (1994) Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy 1. 143-152.
Research output: Article.