1982 …2020

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Research interests

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.

Following her first lectureship at the University of Ulster, Jane joined the University of Bath as a lecturer in social policy in 1988. She was Head of the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (1997 – 2000), Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2003 to 2005), Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Development) (2006 - 2008) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) 2008 - 2015).

Jane’s own research interests include social security policy, family policy and the policy implications of family change. She has been a Special Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee for Work and Pensions, to the Department for Work and Pensions, and the UK Representative on the EU Observatory on National Family Policies.

Jane was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2000 and as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2014.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Not currently

External positions

Council member, The British Academy


Chair Grants Board C, Economic and Social Research Council


Chair REF Main Panel C, HEFCE


Chair Nomination Committee, Academy of Social Sciences


Chair, Social Policy Association


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Designing the digitization of social protection for tackling extreme poverty and promoting resilience

Devine, J., Millar, J., Gray, J., Jawad, R., Leyer, R. V., Hochfeld, T., Ait Mansour, H., Ulriksen, M., Mahoi, I., Juana, J., Azar, S. & Mertens, F.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output

Left Behind? The Status of Women in Contemporary China

Millar, J., Apr 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Social Inclusion. 8, 2, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Downloads (Pure)

No margin for error: fifteen years in the working lives of lone mothers and their children

Millar, J. & Ridge, T., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Social Policy. 49, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    128 Downloads (Pure)

    Timing it right or timing it wrong: How should income-tested benefits deal with changes in circumstances?

    Millar, J. & Whiteford, P., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. 28, 1, p. 3-20 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    20 Downloads (Pure)

    Self-Responsibility and Activation for Lone Mothers in the United Kingdom

    Millar, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : American Behavioral Scientist. 63, 1, p. 85-99 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    Family and State Obligation: the contribution to family policy studies

    Millar, J., 30 Nov 2018, Handbook of Family Policy. Eydal, G. B. & Rostgaard, T. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, p. 36-47 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Thesis

    Inspection in action - an evaluation of hospital inspections in Wales

    Author: Hanser, A. C., 3 May 2018

    Supervisor: Millar, J. (Supervisor), Shaw, C. (External person) (Advisor) & Potter, C. (External person) (Advisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Health (DHealth)


    Lone parents and welfare-to-work reform: A policy appraisal

    Author: Haux, T., 1 Jul 2009

    Supervisor: Millar, J. (Supervisor) & Harkness, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Managing shared residence: a study of fathers' experiences in Britain and France.

    Author: Masardo, A., 1 Nov 2008

    Supervisor: Millar, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    What role for ‘in-work benefits’? A comparison of policies in EU Member States, 2006 – 2017

    Author: Abbas, J., 13 May 2020

    Supervisor: Millar, J. (Supervisor) & Pearce, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD