Harriet Bradley

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About me

Harriet has recently joined UWE as Professor of Women's Employment with an attachment to the Centre for Employment Research Studies in the Faculty of Business and Law.  Before that she was Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol where she remains a Professor Emerita.  She also holds an Honary Professorship at Bath University and is an Honary Doctor at Karlstad University in Sweden.  +

Area of expertise

Harriet's research interests are broad and varied. She has a general interest in work and change and structures of inequality. She has written and researched on a variety of topics: women's work in the labour market and the household; women and reproduction; gender and ethnicity in Trade Unions; young people's life histories and employment; intersections of class, ethnicity and gender. She has held a number of grants from a variety of funders: ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, Joseph Rowntree Fund, ESF and the EOC.  Her current 2 projects are qualitiative studies of class inequalities, one focusing on families, the other on higher education.  She has a current strong interest in the impact of the recession on women and young people. 



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