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Dr Lefteris Kretsos
Lecturer in Business and Management


Dr Lefteris Kretsos is a Lecturer in Business and Management. Prior to joining Brunel University London he was a Senior Lecturer in HRM at University of Greenwich, Greenwich Business School, a Research Fellow at Coventry University, Coventry Business School and a Lecturer in Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School.

His research activity focused on the study of precarious work especially among young and cultural workers. He has been published in leading academic presses and in world-class journals such as Work, Employment and Society, Work and Occupations, Industrial Relations Journal, Industrial Law Journal. His research has also been funded by various organisations and streams including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Research Council (ERC awards). In addition, Lefteris has been on a range of editorial boards and committees, he has proposed legislation and holds proven record in policy making and analysis in government and intergovernmental organisations (for example European Commission, ILO, OECD, Unesco). From March 2015 to July 2019 Lefteris served as a Cabinet Minister of Alexis Tsipra's government and as General Secretary responsible for Digital and Media Policy in Greece. During his tenure he initiated the restructuring of public policy organisations and championed policies for making Greece a global film friendly location.

He is currently teaching Research Methods in Business and Management and International Human Resource Management and he is Programme Leader for the PhD (Without Residence Programme).

Newest selected publications

Kretsos, L. (2022) 'The case of Greece', inQuel droit social dans une Europe en crise?. Sylvaine Laulom, Emmanuelle Mazuyer. de Marie-Cécile Escande Varniol. Brussels : Larcier. pp. 189 - 232. ISBN 13: 978-2-8044-4904-9.

Book chapter

Kretsos, L. and Livanos, I. (2016) 'The extent and determinants of precarious employment in Europe'. International Journal of Manpower, 37 (1). pp. 25 - 43. ISSN: 0143-7720

Journal article

Umney, C. and Kretsos, L. (2015) '“That’s the Experience”: Passion, Work Precarity, and Life Transitions Among London Jazz Musicians'. Work and Occupations, 42 (3). pp. 313 - 334. ISSN: 0730-8884

Journal article

Kretsos, L. and Vogiatzoglou, M. (2015) 'Lost in the Ocean of Deregulation?'. Articles, 70 (2). pp. 218 - 239. ISSN: 0034-379X

Journal article

Hodder, A. and Kretsos, L. (2015) 'Young workers and trade unions: A global view'. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISSN 13: 9781137429513

More publications(17)