Professor Jacqueline Scott

Professor of Empirical Sociology at Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Professor of Empirical Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Jacqueline Scott is a Professor of Empirical Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Since 2004, she has been the Director of the ESRC Research Priorities Network on Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction, where she co-ordinates projects across eight institutions investigating the changing roles and lifestyles of men and women. The Network aims to understand why such gender inequality remains within our society and to identify ways that greater equality might be achieved.

Jackie trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her PhD in 1987. She was the Director of the Detroit Area Study, from 1989 to 1990; and Director of the ESRC Centre on Micro-Social Change, at the University of Essex from 1990 to 1994, where she was responsible for the initial design and implementation of the British Household Panel Study. Jackie joined the University of Cambridge Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, now PPSIS, in 1994.

Her research interests include

  • Changing family and household structures
  • Inter-generational relations
  • Changing gender roles
  • Generational shifts in attitude
  • Behaviours and ageing across the life course