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Professor Jane Elliott


Before joining the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology in September 2017 I was the Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (2014 – 2017).  Prior to 2014 I was  Professor of Sociology, and Head of the Department of Quantitative Social Sciences, at the Institute of Education, University of London. In this role I was also Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) which manages the 1958, 1970 and Millennium Birth Cohort Studies and has recently taken responsibility for the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England. In 2012 Jane became the founding Director of CLOSER (Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources programme). This is a collaborative programme aimed at maximising the use, value and impact of the excellent portfolio of cohort and longitudinal studies In the UK.