Educational leader, Sociologist
Lisa Adkins holds the BHP Billiton Chair of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Science. Before coming to the University of Newcastle in 2010 she was Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has also held posts at the University of Manchester, the Australian National University, and the University of Kent.
Lisa Adkins’ expertise falls into three main areas: Social and Cultural theory; Feminist theory and the sociology of gender; and Economic Sociology (especially the sociology of work, employment and unemployment in post-industrial economies and the new political economy).