Triin Roosalu studies inequalities, eg those by gender, ethnicity or age. She is dedicated to exploring how these are shaped by and emerge in work and labour market context or in education system, formal or nonformal.
Has experiences in initiating and running national and international research projects since 2004, academic as well as applied, with special interest in comparative work. Represents Estonia in international social survey programme consortium ( Currently engaged in research projects on skill systems, integrating learning at work and formal learning, linking formal and non-formal education, and sustainable consumption.
She supervises students in BA, MA and PhD studies and conducts courses on academic writing skills, but also contributes to the courses on sociology of work and stratification as well as lifelong learning. Prefers cooperation and solidarity to competition and quantifying academic output, thus considers trade unions crucial.