Dr Emily Rose

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

I am a socio-legal researcher in the area of labour law. My academic background is in law and sociology (LLB, MA (sociology), and PhD (sociology)). I began my career practicing law in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Since undertaking postgraduate study, I have worked in the university sector – in both social science and law environments – in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. 

My research interests include the regulation of knowledge work and other forms of immaterial labour, working time, the relationship between work and personal life, and access to justice in employment disputes. I have published a range of articles and reports on these topics.  

I currently hold a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project entitled The Law of Immaterial Labour. I have recently completed a research project funded by the Carnegie Trust entitled Managerial Prerogative and the Contours of Employees' Work and Non-Work Lives. From 2012 to 2015, I was involved in an ERC funded research project entitled Citizens Advice Bureaux and Employment Disputes

My teaching has been in the areas of labour law, legal theory and legal research methods. I am presently the convenor for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS) pathway in Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology. I am also the Law School Deputy Director of Research.


Reinterpreting law's silence : examining the interconnections between legal doctrine and the rise of immaterial labour
Rose Emily
Journal of Law and Society Vol 47, pp. 588-611 (2020)
Review of Nobody's Law: Legal Consciousness and Legal Alienation in Everyday Life, by Marc Hertogh
Rose Emily
Journal of Law and Society Vol 46, pp. 678-683 (2019)
The new politics of time
Rose Emily
International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations Vol 34, pp. 373-394 (2018)
R. (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor : a masterclass in the constitutional right of access to the courts
Rose Emily
Juridical Review Vol 2017, pp. 261-267 (2017)
Power relations in employment disputes
Rose Emily, Busby Nicole
Journal of Law and Society Vol 44, pp. 674-701 (2017)
Workplace temporalities : a time based critique of the flexible working provisions
Rose Emily
Industrial Law Journal Vol 46, pp. 245-267 (2017)

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Professional activities

'Academia Meets Practice: Labouring Precariously' session
The Law of Immaterial Labour: Exploration at the Workplace Level
Labour Law Research Network
Law and the shifting contours of productive and reproductive life
University of Cardiff
Visiting researcher
The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) 2018 Annual Conference

More professional activities


The Law of Immaterial Labour
Rose, Emily (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
'Putting the spotlight on managerial prerogative: does it matter for social justice at work?'
Rose, Emily (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020

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