Ceridwen Roberts OBE, FAcSS, Chair

Ceridwen Roberts OBE is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. Formerly Director of the Family Policy Studies Centre for 8 years until 2001 she led the Centre’s research work on a wide range of family policy issues and prior to that held research and management posts in Government and academia as an industrial sociologist. From 1998-2004 she was the UK expert on the European Commission’s Observatory on the Social Situation, Demography and Family. A member of the British Sociological Association and the Social Research Association, she was on the SRA’s executive in the 1980s and Chair from 2002- 2006. She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, and was on its Council from 2005 – 2011. She has been a member of a number of Economic and Social Research Council committees, various Nuffield and Joseph Rowntree Foundations’ and other research organisations’ advisory groups as well as Big Lottery Research Panels. She has lectured, published and appeared on TV and radio on a wide range of social research issues.

In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for her services to social sciences.

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