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Jan 3, 2021

In Episode 5 of A Life's Work, Adrienne Burgess, Joint Chief Executive & Head of Research at the Fatherhood Institute talks to Afshin about the need for employers, policy makers and researchers to pay closer attention to the role of fathers in ensuring that parents can successfully juggle work and family life. 


Dec 7, 2020

In Episode 4 of Series 1, Mubeen Bhutta, Head of Policy and Influencing at Working Families talks to Afshin about the challenges of integrating work and family life, flexible work policies, and how employers can best support parents working outside of the Mon-Fri 9-5 working hours.

Working Families reports

Feb 22, 2019

In Episode 3 of Series 1, Matt Creagh, Employment Rights Policy Officer at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) talks to Afshin about policies to support the integration of work and family life, changing working patterns and how employers can help parents who work non standard shifts.  

Key points from the...

Jun 18, 2018

In Episode 2 of Series One, Val Willcox, Practice Manager at the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) joins Afshin for a discussion about going back to work after having a baby and breastfeeding. We also hear from 1 year-old Alfieā€™s mum, Hollie, who has recently gone back to her job in retail working weekends. And we...

Feb 23, 2018

In Episode One of Series One, UCL researcher and consultant in wellbeing at work Gill Weston discusses her research looking at the links between working long hours and weekend work and signs of depression in both men and women.

Key findings from the research

  • Women who worked 55 hours a week or longer showed more signs...