Professor Jonathan Gershuny FBA

Sociology Social Policy and Administration Economic Sociology

Elected 2002

UK Fellow

Jonathan Gershuny is Professor of Economic Sociology in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College. He is the Director the Centre for Time Use Research funded 2014-2019 by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council and a Centre Grant from the ESRC. He was previously a Statutory Professor of Sociology and Head of the Oxford Sociology Department. He won the Silver Medal of the Market Research Society in 1986, and gave the first Millennium Lecture at 10 Downing Street in 1999. His 1977 doctorate from the University of Sussex was in History and Social Studies of Science, and he spent the first ten years of his academic life as a Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex. In 1984, aged 34, he was appointed to a professorship at University of Bath, becoming Head of the School of Social Sciences, before moving to Oxford in 1990. He was the Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, and the Principal Investigator of the British Household Panel Study from 1993 to 2006, and continues as Principal Investigator of the Multinational Time Use Study.

Current post

Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Oxford

Past appointments

University of Oxford Professor of Economic Sociology, Department of Sociology

Jan 2006 -

University of Essex Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research

Jan 1993 -

University of Essex Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

Jan 1993 - Jan 2006

Nuffield College University of Oxford Fellow

Jan 1990 - Jan 1993

University of Bath Professor of Sociology

Jan 1984 - Jan 1990

School for Global studies, University of Sussex Fellow, Senior Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit

Jan 1974 - Jan 1984

Loughborough University Loughborough University

Jan 1972 - Jan 1974


Too Many Zeros: a Method for Estimating Long-term Time-use from Short Diaries Annals of Economics and Statistics 105-106, 247-271 January-June 2012

Historical Changes in the Household Division of Labour Demography , 25(4), 537-552 Nov-88

National Utility: measuring the enjoyment of activities European Sociological Review 29 (5):996-1009 2013

After industrial society? The emerging self-service economy 1977

Social innovation and the division of labour 1984

Changing times: work and leisure in post-industrial societites 2000

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