Sara Cantillon Professor

Director of WiSE Centre for Economic Justice
Sara Cantillon is Professor of Gender and Economics at the GCU Glasgow School for Business and Society and Director of the WiSE Centre for Economic Justice. Previously, she was Head of the School of Social Justice and Director of the Equality Studies Centre in University College Dublin. Professor Cantillon has extensive research and policy experience, both nationally and internationally having worked as an Economic Advisor to the Department of the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), in the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and been Visiting Professor at the World Bank, Sandhu University, Tokyo, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Marie Curie Senior Fellow at the University of Warwick.

Her main areas of research are equality, poverty, gender and intrahousehold distribution. She has published widely on these topics in top-ranking journals including Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Journal of Social Policy, Feminist Economics, Res Public, Journal of Political Power, Review of Radical Political Economy and Radical Statistics and has authored and co-authored numerous books (Equality from Theory to Action, 2009) and policy reports for Government Departments and statutory bodies. She was the National Expert on the EU Commission’s Network of Experts in the Field of Socio-Economic Discrimination 2010-2014 and was appointed by the Irish Minister for Education to the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education 2014-2016.