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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 PhD

Not currently

External positions

Council member, The British Academy

20192023

Chair Grants Board C, ESRC

20172020

Chair REF Main Panel C, HEFCE

20172021

Chair Nomination Committee, Academy of Social Sciences

20162019

Chair, Social Policy Association

20162019

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Projects 2007 2021

Charity Open Access Fund

Jones, K. & Millar, J.

The Wellcome Trust

1/10/1430/09/15

Project: UK charity

Hybrid vehicles
Electric vehicles
Railroad cars
Engines
Industrial research

Research Output 1982 2019

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

Family and State Obligation: the contribution to family policy studies

Millar, J., 30 Nov 2018, Handbook of Child and Family Policy. Bjork Eydal, G. & Rostgaard, T. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

family policy
policy studies
obligation
family member
solidarity
2 Citations (Scopus)
47 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
working life
social security
security policy
policy development
development policy

Universal Credit, means-testing and social security

Millar, J., 29 Jan 2018, Social Policy Association.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Why we still need to #PressForProgress on women's poverty in the UK

Millar, J., 8 Mar 2018, British Academy.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

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)

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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

File

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

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