About this Fellow
Professor Gordon Marshall has been Director of the Leverhulme Trust since 2011. He has previously been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council, and Official Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford. Before joining Nuffield College he was Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex, and a visiting Professor at several European universities. His main fields of research include social exclusion, equality of opportunity, distributive justice and the culture of economic enterprise, and he has written widely on these topics. Between 2007 and 2011 he was also Chairman of the Higher Education Statistics Agency. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2000, of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in 2001, and awarded a CBE in 2003 for his services to economic and social science.
- Director, The Leverhulme Trust
- Lecturer, University of Essex, 1978 - 1990
- Professor, University of Bath, 1990 - 1993
- Official Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1993 - 2000
- Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council, Other Institutions, 2000 - 2002
- Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading, University College London, 2002 - 2011
- Director, Leverhulme Trust, 2011
Education at the interfaces of culture, policy and practice, usually though not exclusively in the primary phase: pedagogy, classroom discourse, curriculum, comparative/international education, education for development.
Intergenerational relationships in families & society; Social policies & poverty; Comparative family patterns & policies; Gender inequalities; Issues of reconciliation of family & work.
The design, implementation and impact of social policy: comparative research on family policy, social security and employment policy, with particular reference to gender and changing family patterns
Family change in developed countries: family environments and child well-being in the early years: co-habitation & unmarried parenthood; parental separation & children's well-being; life course analysis