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About this Fellow

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 1975 - 1988
  • Reader in Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 1988 - 1992
  • Professor of Sociology (personal chair), University of Edinburgh, 1992
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1992
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1992

Publications

Inventing Accuracy: a Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance 1990

Mechanizing Proof: Computing, Risk and Trust 2001

An Engine, not a Camera: how Financial Models shape Markets 2006

Other Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics Fellows

Professor Donald Rubin

Applied and theoretical statistics, including causal inference in experiments and observational studies, missing data and multiple imputation, and computational methods such as the EM algorithm and extensions

Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Comparative welfare states, social stratification and inter-generational mobility, family demography and the transformation of gender relations in advanced societies

Professor Per-Olof Wikström

Criminology: Situational Action Theory, crime as moral actions, social ecology of crime, crime & human development, knowledge-based crime prevention policy.

Professor Alan Walker

Social policy & social gerontology including polictical economy, comparitive research in Europe & East Asia, & the theory & application of social quality

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