Dr Brian Garvey

Senior Lecturer

Work, Employment and Organisation

Personal statement

I re-joined the Department of Human Resource Management at Strathclyde after spending several years linking participative research and education methods towards community transformation,  labour organisation and environmental management.  My research has linked social and physical sciences through Geography and Sociology and currently explores migration and worker resistance in relation to corporate agroenergy monoculture, and investigates socially committed,integrated food and energy production along with engineering scientists and rural workers in Brazil and Scotland.    

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    Experienced in participative and action research methodologies; consistently worked across disciplines to place changes to work and labour in the context of new technologies, new sites of production and emerging commodity chains.  Creative group facilitation and worker representation beyond traditional academic practices.

Prizes and awards

Best doctoral presentation
Recipient
2003

More prizes and awards

Publications

Amazonian destruction, Bolsonaro and COVID-19 : neo-liberalism unchained
Stewart Paul, Garvey Brian, Torres Mauricio, de Farias Thais Borges
Capital and Class Vol 45, pp. 173-181 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0309816820971131
The authoritarian turn, humanitarian migration and super-exploitation in Brazil
Virginio Francis, Stewart Paul, Garvey Brian
European Sociology Conference - Barcelona (2021)
Covid-19 e a etapa das carpas : como a experiência dos venezuelanos em Roraima nos informa sobre o aprofundamento do neoliberalismo autoritário no Brasil
Stefano Daniela, Virginio Francis, Garvey Brian
Direitos Humanos no Brasil 2020 Relatório da Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos (2020) (2020)
A perfeita tempestade de precariedade : os novos imigrantes e a exploração do trabalho
Virginio Francis, Garvey Brian
Direitos Humanos No Brasil 2019 Relatório da Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos (2019) (2019)
The mythical shapeshifting of capital and petrification of labour : deepening conflict on the agrofuel frontier
Garvey Brian, Souza Edevaldo Aparecido, Rodrigues Mendonça Marcelo, dos Santos Crispim Valmir, Portes Virginio Francis Vinicius
Antipode Vol 51, pp. 1185-1209 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12541
The State of Northern Ireland and the Democratic Deficit : Between Sectarianism and Neoliberalism
Stewart Paul, McKearney Tommy, Ó Machail Gearóid, Campbell Patricia, Garvey Brian
(2018)

More publications

Teaching

I have taught on the Department's undergraduate course and the Masters in International Human Resource Management over the last two years. I have also taught extensively in community education settings and on the Sustainable Communities course with Queen's University Belfast

Professional activities

Brazil Seen from the Over There: the ocean that unites us
Keynote speaker
10/10/2021
FAO Food Summit Independent Dialogue: Defence of agrifood systems
Participant
9/8/2021
PIAUÍ LAND LEGISLATION:
Participant
17/7/2021
Platform labour and precarity in 2021
Speaker
26/6/2021
Public Hearings with migrant representatives
Organiser
2/3/2021
Public Hearings with migrant representatives
Organiser
23/2/2021

More professional activities

Projects

Confronting pandemic, territorial and food insecurity with traditional communities in the Brazilian Amazon
Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator) Torres, Mauricio (Co-investigator) Barbosa, Ana Laide (Co-investigator) Rocha, Bruna (Co-investigator)
GCRF Covid-19 response £29,125.16 FEC with SFC contribution of £24,591.52 (attached)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
UKRI CoA Covid Extension
Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator) Portes Virginio, Francis Vinicius (Researcher) Cardesa-Salzmann, Antonio (Researcher)
UKRI sponsored extension of projects affected by Covid-19
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
UKRI CoA Covid extension
Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator) Portes Virginio, Francis Vinicius (Researcher)
UKRI sponsored extension of projects affected by Covid-19
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
Self-demarcation and scientific protection against pandemic, illegal logging and mining in Brazil's Amazon
Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2022
SELF-DEMARCATION IN THE TAPAJÓS BASIN: TERRITORIAL RESISTANCE TO FOREST DEVASTATION
Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator) Torres, Mauricio (Co-investigator) Rocha, Bruna (Co-investigator)
A collaboration between the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation and the Amazonian Institute of Family farming, Federal University of Para. In the Tapajós Basin, the traditional riverine community of Montanha and Mangabal have faced what is considered to be the most sophisticated act of land grabbing in the entire Amazon, carried out by the southern company Indussolo, which fraudulently appropriated 1,380,000 hectares3. Despite having its territory recognized as an Agroextractive Settlement the longstanding community is subject to land grabbing, illegal logging and mining.

Our research seeks to support community-based and judicial processes that defend their territorial rights towards the mutual protection of forest and livelihoods at a critical juncture in Amazonia policy
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
Social impacts, exposure and resilience to the pandemic COVID-19 between Munduruku indigenous and traditional communities in the Brazilian Amazon
Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator) Torres, Mauricio (Co-investigator)
COVID-19 emergency response towards food security, territorial security and health provision
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020

More projects

Address

Work, Employment and Organisation
Duncan Wing

Location Map

View University of Strathclyde in a larger map