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
Urban inequality and the social structure of contemporary cities, including the study of neighbourhood effects; stability and change in crime over the life course
Entrepreneurial ownership mobility and finance in developed and emerging economies, encompassing management buyout and private equity, academic spin-offs and venture capital, returnee entrepreneurs, family firms, initial public offerings, business angels
Gender, 'race' and ethnicity in social policy; migrant care workers and the transnational political economy of care; the place of care in contemporary society; welfare state futures
Social inequalities and health-related behaviour; public health and environmental change