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Episode nine: ‘Gig economy’ care platform models: impacts for the workforce and the market

'Gig economy care platforms: impacts for the workforce and the economy

UKRI Innovation Fellow, Dr Karla Zimpel-Leal (University of Sheffield) welcomes Dr Fiona Macdonald (RMIT University) to talk about her research on care platform models, or uberisation, and her latest publication at the International Journal of Care and Caring titled ‘Personalised risk’ in paid care work and the impacts of ‘gig economy’ care platforms. Both draw on their research in the UK and in Australia to highlight careworkers’ experiences of working within these models, and the impact of these models on the care market.

About Fiona Macdonald

Dr Fiona MacDonald is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the School of Management at RMIT. Her research focuses on three interconnected themes: the changing nature of work and employment relationships; regulating for decent work and gender equality; and the political economy of work. Fiona’s current research is on the social care workforce, social policy and welfare systems.

Visit Fiona’s profile page here.

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