Journal of the British Academy
About this Fellow
Ruth Lister CBE, FBA, FAcSS is a Labour peer (since 2011) and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University. She is a former Director of the Child Poverty Action Group and is now its Honorary President. She is chair of the management committee of the pressure group Compass and on the board of the Smith Institute. She served on the Commission on Social Justice, the Opsahl Commission into the Future of Northern Ireland, the Commission on Poverty, Participation and Power, the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty and the National Equality Panel. She was a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights 2012-15. She is currently honorary president of the Social Policy Association. She has published widely in the areas of citizenship (particularly in relation to women and children & young people), poverty and social security.
- Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University
Educational stratification; social mobility; education and civic values; history of education; the culture, society and politics of Scotland; quantitative methods in social science
The governing of education in Europe and in the constituent nations of the UK, comparative work on education policy making, with a focus on data, knowledge and elites
International Business, The Theory of the Multinational Enterprise, Strategy of Multinational Enterprises, Foreign Direct Investment with special reference to Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging Markets (India and China)
The demographic study of human reproduction (fertility, sterility, medically assisted reproduction, contraception, sexual behavior); family (marriage, cohabitation, structures) and population dynamics