Sundeep Aulakh

Job Title: UAF in The World of Work: Precariousness in Low Paid Economies & Sectors

Sundeep Aulakh joined the Professional Services Sector Research and Innovation Hub (PSHub) as an ESRC/SAMS Management and Business Development Fellow (MBDF) in July 2013. Previous to this, Sundeep spent a number of years working as an economic development consultant where she specialised in business competitiveness and managed large-scale research projects commissioned by government departments and regional and local organizations.


Sundeep’s research focuses on the organization and management practices of professional service firms, and the regulation of professions. This is informed by a number of theoretical perspectives including: institutional theory, the sociology of professions literature, and public and private interest theories of regulation. Sundeep is conducting research on the legal profession, with one project examining the emergence of Alternative Business Structures and another examining the role of compliance officers. Sundeep is also interested in the development of new occupational fields and professions and has just embarked on a research project examining barriers to a diversified workforce in public relations.


Sundeep is teaching institutional theory on the ‘Understanding Your Discipline’ module for post-graduate students. She also supervises LUBS MA students with their research dissertation.