Professor Melinda Mills recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
Posted: 11 Jun 2018

The innovative interdisciplinary work of Professor Melinda Mills has been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Professor Melinda Mills, Nuffield Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Fellow of Nuffield College, is appointed MBE for services to social science. Professor Mills’ research spans a broad range of interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of demography, sociology, molecular genetics and statistics. Her substantive research interests include fertility and human reproductive behaviour, assortative mating, labour market, life course and inequality. She is the author of several books on globalization and uncertainty, survival and event history models and a forthcoming book on applied statistical population genetics. She led the first genome-wide association study of human reproductive behaviour has led several ‘sociogenomic’ research projects funded by the ERC, Wellcome Trust, NWO and the ESRC-National Centre for Research Methods. She has an active interest in science and research policy and promoting the value of the social sciences in interdisciplinary research and is an Executive Council Member of the UKRI-ESRC Board and an Executive Member of the Supervisory Board (Raad van Toezicht) of the Dutch National Science Council (NWO). Professor Mills said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled by this honour and recognition of the strength of the social sciences in innovative interdisciplinary research. It has been a pleasure and honour to work with many talented co-researchers and students within my group and collaborators outside of the social sciences. I am convinced that radically different approaches will bring fundamentally new breakthroughs.’

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Melinda Mills is Nuffield Professor of Sociology