Professor Jane MillarPro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Bath, UK
Professor Jane Millar is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Bath, UK. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of the University’s Research Strategy, the formation of research policy and procedures, and the promotion of collaborative research with strategic partners. She chairs the University Research Committee and University Research Students Committee.
Jane studied Social Psychology at the University of Sussex and worked in health and social care before completing her MA in Social and Public Administration at Brunel University. She worked as a researcher in the Department of Health and Social Security and then completed her doctorate in social policy at the University of York.
Her first lectureship was at the University of Ulster and she came to the University of Bath in January 1988. She was Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy from 1996 to 2009.
Her own research interests are in family policy; social security and tax policy; poverty, inequality and social exclusion; and comparative social policy. She is also actively engaged in policy evaluation and development. She has been a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee, to the Department for Work and Pensions and the No. 10 Policy Unit.
Professor Millar was elected to Academy of Social Sciences in 2000, and awarded an OBE in June 2001 for ‘services to social policy research and teaching’.