Portrait of Dr Martí López Andreu Dr Martí López Andreu

m.lopezandreu@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471030


Position: Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of Management
Qualifications: PhD, MSc, BASoc

I joined the Business School in 2010 to take up a post as Lecturer in Organisation studies. Before moving to Huddersfield University I worked as a Lecturer and a Researcher in the Sociology Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), where I participated in two European Framework projects (RESORE and CAPRIGHT). In 2011 I was awarded a PhD in Sociology and I moved to the UK in 2011 after being awarded with a Marie Curie IEF (Intraeuropean Fellowhsip) at the Manchester Business School to carry out a research about the effects of recession in labour market trajectories and in the life course.

Research and Scholarship

Since the beginning of my research career I have been working on topics related to changes in labour market trends, employment regulation and management practices and their effect on individual lives and careers. My research interests are related to changes in institutional frameworks and company policies and how they affect capacities and options in individual’s employment transitions and key life moments. Moreover, I am especially interested in how changes in employment relations (including human resources practices, employment regulation, and broader social policies) affect workers in terms of conditions in the workplace, career development and changes in skills requirements. My research is based on the use of mixed method strategies (including longitudinal and panel data analysis, narrative biographies, semi-structured interviews and case studies, among others).

My current areas of interest are focused in strategies and trajectories after redundancy, emerging forms of protest at workplace level in the context of lower institutional regulation, and how precarious work affect options for life course development.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Lopez Andreu, M (2017) ‘All precarious? Institutional change and turning points in labour market trajectories in Spain: Insights from narrative biographies.Employee Relations , 39 (3), pp. 408-422. ISSN 0142-5455


L�pez-Andreu, M. and Verd Peric�s, J. (2016) ‘Employment instability and economic crisis in Spain: what are the elements that make a difference in the trajectories of younger adults?European Societies , 18 (4), pp. 315-335. ISSN 1461-6696

Verd Peric�s, J. and L�pez-Andreu, M. (2016) ‘Crisis del empleo y polarización de las trayectorias laborales. El caso de los adultos jóvenes en CataluñaPapers Revista de Sociologia , 101 (1), pp. 5-30. ISSN 2013-9004


Verd, J. and Lopez Andreu, M. (2014) ‘Capabilities as an assessment tool for social policies : The example of the effects of non-formal training measures in Spain’. In: Critical Social Policy and the Capability Approach. : Barbara Budrich. pp. 207-230. ISBN 978-3847406112

Lopez Andreu, M (2014) ‘El desempleo como potencial punto de inflexión. Un análisis biográfico de trayectorias laborales Unemployment as a potential turning point. A biographical analysis of labour trajectoriesSociologia del Trabajo (81), pp. 27-49. ISSN 0210-8364


Lopez Andreu, M., Lope, A. and Verd, J. (2013) ‘New Employment Forms. Reducing the Scope of Wage’. In: The wage under attack. : PIE-Peter Lang. pp. 183-206. ISBN 9782875740298

Lopez Andreu, M. and Verd Peric�s, J. (2013) ‘Employers’ strategies, capabilities and career development in Spain. A comparative case analysis at two service firmsInternational Journal of Manpower . ISSN 0143-7720


Barteleheimer, P., Verd, J., Lehwe�-Litzmann, R., Lopez Andreu, M. and Schmidt, T. (2012) ‘Unemployment, intervention and capabilities. A comparative study of Germany and SpainTransfer : European Review of Labour and Research , 18 (1), pp. 31-44. ISSN 1024-2589

Verd, J. and Lopez Andreu, M. (2012) ‘La inestabilidad del empleo en las trayectorias laborales. Un análisis cuantitativo Employment Instability in Labour Trajectories. A Quantitative AnalysisRevista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas (138), pp. 135-148. ISSN 0210-5233


Verd, J. and Lopez Andreu, M. (2011) ‘The rewards of a qualitative approach to life-course research. The example of the effects of social protection policies on career pathsForum: qualitative social research/Forum qualitative sozialforschung , 12 (3). ISSN 1438-5627

Lopez Andreu, M. and Verd, J. (2011) ‘Les effets de la formation diffèrent selon les parcours sur le marché du travail: l’exemple catalán : The effects of training courses differ according to the labor market: the Catalan exampleFormation Emploi (113), pp. 63-79. ISSN 0759-6340

Bartelheimer, P., Verd, J., Buttner, R., Lopez Andreu, M. and Schmidt, T. (2011) ‘Action publique et liberté de choix pour les chômeurs : étude contrastée de l’Allemagne et de l’Espagne’. In: Le travail réinventé. Un défi pour l’Europe. : Cabinet Martinez. pp. 32-35.


  • Member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association
  • Member of the European Sociological Association
  • Member of the Manchester Industrial Relations Society
  • Since 2015, Reviewer of research projects for the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
  • Reviewer for several journals, including Feminist Economic, Papers. Revista de Sociologia and Revista de Economia Critica

Research Degree Supervision

I welcome proposals from students in employment relations, human resource management and other backgrounds, and I am especially interested to supervise students in topics related with changes and trends in employment relations, working conditions, careers and skill development and life course approaches.

Enterprise Activities

  • Study to integrate the national qualification framework in the occupational categories of collective bargaining in the Wood and Furniture sector”. Funding entity: Andalusian Public Employment Service (Spain), 2011
  • The situation of young people in the labour market and their acces to vocational training”. Funding entity: Tripartite Foundation for Vocational Training. (Spain), 2011
  • New skills and new jobs for Andalusia 2020. Prospective of needs of training and employment”. Funding entity: Employment Direction of Andalusian Autonomic Government (Spain), 2011.
  • AELA –Transference of good practices in the validation of previous learning”. Funding entity: Euroemployment program, European Social Found, 2011.
  • European Industrial Relation Observatory (EIRO) - Representativeness Study on the Audiovisual Sector Funding entity: European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions (Eurofound), 2012