Professor Bridget Hutter has a Chair in Risk Regulation at the London School of Economics. She studied sociology at the Universities of London and Oxford (D.Phil). Her previous appointments include a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship, a Research Fellowship at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, a Senior Research Fellowship in Sociology at Jesus College, Oxford, a Lectureship and then Readership in Sociology at the LSE. Professor Hutter’s teaching interests centre on regulation, risk and social control. Her research interests are in the broad area of the sociology of regulation and risk management; the regulation of economic life with particular reference to regulatory enforcement and corporate responses to regulation; and organisational risk management and social control. She is author of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation and was for ten years the Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the LSE.