University of Nottingham: Social inequality expert awarded Fellowship by the Academy of Social Sciences

Social inequality expert, Professor Tracey Warren, of Nottingham University Business School, has been conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr Tracey Warren, a Professor of Sociology, has been recognised after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of her work and her wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit.

The Academy’s Fellowship comprises distinguished social scientists from academia and the public, private and third sectors. They are drawn from across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policymaking, and practice, they have helped to deepen understanding of and address some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.

Professor Warren is an internationally respected sociologist and is renowned for her original research into inequalities in working lives. Her pioneering approach prioritises groups too often neglected in mainstream research agendas and aims to ultimately help to improve working lives. Tracey’s areas of expertise include work-time patterns; practices and policies; work-life balance; atypical working; and the division of domestic labour.

She also has received funding for numerous research projects into the coronavirus pandemic’s impact, including studying the pressure of Covid-19 on working-class women and its impact on gender inequalities in the workplace.


I am honoured to receive the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of my contribution to social science. I am excited to work with the Academy and the other fellows to help support the social sciences and to better understand and address the challenges faced by workers today.
Professor Tracey Warren
Will Hutton, President of the Academy of Social Sciences, said: “The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome the Spring 2022 group of new Fellows to join our ranks – representing an excellent range of highly distinguished social scientists. We look forward to engaging with them in our work.”

Professor Todd Landman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences, said: “I am delighted that Professor Warren is being recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences.”

Professor Warren has been carrying out world leading research on the conditions, modalities, and challenges of work from a gender perspective. Her work sits squarely in the Nottingham University Business School and draws on her lifetime of research into the sociology of work, which during the period of emergence and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic provides crucial insights not only into the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on women, but also how the pandemic exacerbated pre-existing inequalities in the workplace.
Professor Todd Landman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences

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