Diane Elson Visiting Professor

University of Essex
Professor Elson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. She is chair of the UK Women’s Budget Group, a voluntary network of researchers, trade unionists and feminist activists that analyses the impact of UK government budgets on gender equality and low income women (see www.wbg.org.uk). In addition, she advises UN Women and is a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy. She continues to research and publish, with a focus on fiscal policy, gender equality and human rights; and enjoys interacting with feminist scholars in Scotland, as Visiting Professor in the Women in Scotland’s Economy Research Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University.