Dr Erika Kispeter


Research Fellow

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I have an MA and PhD in Gender Studies from the Central European University. I have spent most of my post-doctoral career conducting applied research that is relevant to both academia and public policy. Prior to joining the LSHTM in 2022, I worked at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick and at the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) at the University of Leeds.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


I am a seminar leader on the Principles of Social Research module, and am a tutor and project supervisor for the MSc in Public Health programme.

I supervise PhD and MBA students at the University of Warwick.

I am an Associate Fellow of Advance HE (formerly known as the Higher Education Academy).


I am a member of a research group led by Professor Shereen Hussein as part of the ESRC Centre for Care. Our research focuses on the changing social care workforce in the UK, exploring, among other topics, the organisation of paid care work; care worker recruitment and working conditions; as well as efforts to improve job and service quality in social care.

I have led and contributed to research projects investigating different aspects of work and employment in the UK, for example, digital skills, graduate careers, and the impact of Covid-19 on the education and childcare workforce. I presented my research on workforce digital skills to the All- Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Skills.

I have also made contributions to international comparative research projects on gender equality in paid work and at the intersection of work and care.

Research Area
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Social Policy
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Brexit, foreign investment and employment: some implications for industrial policy?
Bailey D; Driffield N; Kispeter E
Contemporary Social Science
The economic crisis and women's part-time work in Hungary
Kispeter E
Global Women's Work: Perspectives on Gender and Work in the Global Economy
What digital skills do adults need to succeed in the workplace now and in the next 10 years?
Kispeter E
What digital skills do adults need to succeed in the workplace now and in the next 10 years?
Gender and professional work in Hungary and the USSR : similarities, differences and continuities
Kispeter E; Adamson M
Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR
Public maternalism in the Czech Republic and Hungary
Kampichler M; Kispéter E
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