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

Congratulations to Man Yee Kan on her ERC Consolidator Grant!
Posted: 28 Nov 2017

Professor Man Yee Kan received an ERC Consolidator Grant for her GenTime Project - Temporal structures of gender inequalities in Asian and Western welfare regimes.

Professor Kan's five-year project will eventually recruit one DPhil student and a number of postdocs.  Please watch the Sociology Department website for more information.

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Man Yee Kan is Associate Professor in Sociology and Fellow of Linacre College

Professor Jonathan Gershuny awarded CBE
Posted: 19 Jun 2017

Professor Jonathan Gershuny, FBA, Professor of Economic Sociology, Co-Director of the Centre for Time Use Research in the Department of Sociology and Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College, is appointed CBE for services to the social sciences and sociology in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2017.

His research, which focuses on how people spend their time, aims to provide new answers to pressing questions about the evolution of the balance between work and leisure and between paid and unpaid work, the implications of such changes for health and wellbeing, and how they vary by country, age, gender and possession of material resources. Professor Gershuny said: 'This award reflects a very long-term effort – I started this in 1977 – to collect nationally representative samples of diaries that I could use to estimate historical changes in work and leisure patterns across the world. I am really pleased that the Centre for Time Use Research in Oxford University's Sociology Department is now receiving this public recognition!'
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Jonathan Gershuny is Professor of Sociology, Director of CTUR, Fellow of Nuffield College

Felix wins Allianz Award for best PhD in Demography in Europe
Posted: 17 Feb 2017

Felix Tropf has been awarded the prestigious Allianz European Demography Award for his PhD dissertation on the impact of genes on demographic behaviour.

Felix Tropf is Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociogenomics

MSc Sociology 2013-14 Examination Prizes
Posted: 31 Oct 2014

Congratulations to Paul Platzman and Pepita Barlow who have been awarded the A.H. Halsey Prizes for the 2013-14 MSc Sociology Examinations.

Congratulations to Paul Platzman and Pepita Barlow who have been awarded the A.H. Halsey Prizes for the 2013-14 MSc Sociology Examinations.

Paul and Pepita share the prize for best overall performance; and Paul has also been awarded the prize for best dissertation.