"I have a desire to change the world one word at a time! I believe in the value of equity in the workplace and in the need to realise of better working lives for all workers".

Calvin Allen

BA (hons) Business Studies, with graduate membership of the IPM (now CIPD)

Additional Training
Variety of short courses to update professional knowledge and deepen interpersonal skills

Calvin Allen

A versatile freelance researcher and editor with in-depth practical experience of a wide range of labour market issues; and possessing extensive project and research management skills.


  • Lifelong career as researcher and policy writer; with the ability to develop complex ideas and the interpersonal skills required to relate these clearly and concisely
  • Editorial skills and experience learned over more than twenty years working as a language editor, demonstrating an aptitude for linguistics and the development and use of English as a second language
  • Development and training needs analysis skills in a variety of workplace contexts and with detailed understanding of UK and EU systems of employee relations
  • Experienced adult education trainer, comfortable with a range of material
  • Committed freelance writer and blogger


  • Language editor working on a series of books and papers for employee relations researchers
  • Researcher for UK trade union, providing research advice to negotiations officers; leading negotiations in specialist areas, including pay systems and pensions; and developing policy in range of technical areas
  • Auditor providing organisational structure advice and support for a number of trade union organisations in eastern Europe
  • Head of Research for educational and research charity managing diverse research programmes and leading the development of first-stage career researchers


Publications list available, though the academic stage of my career is now twenty or so years ago. 

Since 1998 I have been Associate Editor of the SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe, a regular journal for researchers and practitioners engaged in such issues.

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