Professor of Empirical Sociology
Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge
Free School Lane
Cambridge CB2 3RQ
Trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her PhD in 1987, Jacqueline has held a variety of survey related positions before joining the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS) in 1994. She was the Director of the Detroit Area Study, from 1989-1990; and Director of the ESRC Centre on Micro-Social Change, at the University of Essex from 1990-1994, where she was responsible for the initial design and implementation of the British Household Panel Study. She was Guest Professor, Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA). Mannheim, Germany (1993, 2005) .
From 2004-2010 she was the Director of the ESRC Research Priority Network on Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. This is the largest research multi-disciplinary network of its kind in the UK. She co-ordinates projects across eight institutions that are investigating different aspects of the way women and men’s roles and lifestyles have changed. The common goal of the Network is to understand why gender inequalities remains one of the most pressing social issues of our time and to identify ways that greater equality may be achieved. For further details see www.genet.ac.uk.
Her research interests focus particularly on gender inequalities and changing gender roles; changing family and household structures; inter-generational relations; generational shifts in attitudes and behaviours and life course processes.
Selected publications can be downloaded at http://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/contacts/staff/profiles/jscott/