Professor John Scott FBA
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.
- UK Fellow
- Business and management, Sociology
John Scott is an Honorary Professor at the Universities of Essex, Exeter, and Copenhagen. He was formerly Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Essex and Leicester, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Plymouth. He has been President, Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer of the British Sociological Association and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has been awarded the Distinguished Services to British Sociology Award, an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Essex, and in 2013 was awarded the CBE for Services to Social Science. His work covers theoretical sociology, the history of sociology, elites and social stratification, and social network analysis.
Visiting Professor, University of Essex; Honorary Professor of Sociology, University of Copenhagen; Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter
University of Plymouth Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Sociology, University of Plymouth
Jan 2008 - Dec 2013
Bergen University, Norway Adjunct Professor
Jan 1997 - Jan 2005
University of Essex Professor of Sociology
Jan 1994 - Jan 2008
British Academy appointments
Section Chair for S4 (Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics)
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
Professor Sara Arber FBA
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
Professor Julian Birkinshaw FBA
The strategy & structure of large multinational corporations, & in particular the processes of innovation & entrepreneurship that facilitate their adaption to changing economic circumstances.