Journal article

Big Data and Employee Wellbeing: Walking the Tightrope between Utopia and Dystopia

C Axtell, Mark Taylor, B Wessels

Social Sciences | MDPI AG | Published : 2019


This special issue was inspired by an Economic & Social Research Council funded seminar series that explored the possibilities for using Big Data and data analytics for assessing health and wellbeing risks within organisations. The aim of this special issue was to build on some of the themes developed in the seminar series and draw together and update some key insights from different disciplinary perspectives on the opportunities, challenges and lessons that could be applied in this area. This editorial, therefore, draws together the findings and themes from the submitted papers and interprets these in light of the findings from the seminar series.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Awarded by ESRC

Funding Acknowledgements

The seminar series that inspired this special issue was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Grant title: Exploring Big Data to Examine Employee Health and Wellbeing: A Seminar Series, grant reference: ES/N00891X/1.