Cardiff Business School People

Professor Melanie Jones

Room B32a, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Melanie joined Cardiff Business School in 2015 having previously held positions in the University of Sheffield and Swansea University. 

Her research in empirical labour economics involves the quantitative analysis of large scale secondary data.  She has worked on a range of policy relevant issues but has a particular interest in the interaction between health and the labour market.  Her recent research has tried to answer questions such as Is there earnings discrimination against disable individuals?  Do older workers have more accidents and injuries at work?  Do disable individuals have a different perception of their treatment at work? 

This work has been published in high quality international journals such as Oxford Economic Papers, Economics Letters, Cambridge Journal of Economics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Social Science and Medicine, and Work, Employment and Society.

  • PhD in Labour Economics, Swansea University
  • MSc Business Economics, Swansea University
  • BSc Economics, Swansea University

Teaching commitments

  • BS2547 British Economy
  • BS3574 Social Welfare

Research interests

  • Labour economics
  • The economics of disability
  • Regional economics
  • Health economics

Research projects

Current Research Project: ESRC Funded Research Centre WISERD

Reducing the disability gap

Thursday 22 December 2016

A team of Cardiff University researchers is leading the debate around reducing the disability employment gap in the UK.

Disability employment gap

Wednesday 7 December 2016

The Government is certain to miss its manifesto target to halve the disability employment gap by 2020 without decisive and innovative intervention, according to a new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability.

Public event addresses disability in the workplace

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Cardiff Business School hosts ESRC Cardiff Festival of Social Sciences event launching Disability Talking film, followed by panel discussion.

Professors Melanie Jones and Victoria Wass will lead the Disability Talking event, which forms part of the 2016 ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, at the Postgraduate Teaching Centre on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 6.00pm