Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE) at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University.

She was based at the 'Work and Employment Research Unit' (WERU) at Greenwich University Business School, before joining the CNE in 2018.

Her research has so far focused on comparative employment and industrial relations within a number of sectors, including healthcare, social care, the civil service and musicians.

Genevieve’s doctoral thesis focuses on trade union responses in the context of public healthcare marketisation in France and in England. She has presented at several international conferences and exchanged with other research units as a visiting research fellow, including the LEST in Aix-en-Provence in France, the ILR School at Cornell University in the US, and the CRIMT in Montreal, Canada. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, she worked as a manager in the finance sector.

As part of CNE, she is developing a number of research projects based around employment, stratification and disability.


Present –  PhD, University of Greenwich
2014 – MSc, University of Montreal
2001 – BA, University of Montreal

Publications and working papers

Charles Umney and Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme (2017). Blocked and New Frontiers for Trade Unions: Contesting 'the Meaning of Work' in the Creative and Caring Sectors. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 55 (4), pp.859-878.

Geneviève Coderre-LaPalme and Ian Greer (2007) 'Dependence on a hostile state: UK trade unions before and after Brexit’ in 'Rough waters: European trade unions in a time of crises’, pp.245-270, ETUI Brussels.

Jennie Auffenberg, Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme and Ian Greer (2018) Success and failure in union anti-privatization campaigns: An Anglo-German comparison. Working paper.

Charles Umney and Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme (2017) Regional planning and marketisation in French hospital policy. Working paper.

Genevieve Coderre-LaPalme, Lisa Schulte and Ian Greer (2018) A comparison of campaigns against privatisation: Welfare to Work Services and the NHS in Britain. Working paper.