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 - 1970
Historical sociology of 20th century Britain; the new middle classes, the changing nature of attachments to locality and place, the relationship between cultural inequalities and social class.
Social stratification and power, property ownership and business organisation; theory and its history in sociology, early British sociology; social network analysis, research methodology, the use of documents in social research.
Gender and ageing, including care-giving, older men, pensions; health inequalities, including women's health, social capital, cross-national comparisons; sociology of sleep, research on women, couples and ageing
Statistical theory, modelling, methods and computation; applications in health and social research