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Professor Colette Fagan

Deputy Dean, Research

Professor Colette Fagan
Professor Colette Fagan

‌Colette Fagan is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester.  She holds degrees from the University of East Anglia, the London School of Economics and the Victoria University of Manchester (PhD).  She joined the University as a sociology lecturer in 1998 and became a professor in 2005. Previously she held positions at the University of Liverpool, UMIST and the Equal Opportunities Commission (now the Equality and Human Rights Commission).  She has held visiting positions at the University of Madison-Wisconsin USA; RMIT Australia and the WZB, Germany.  Professor Fagan is the UK academic expert to the European Commission's Expert Group on Gender and Employment.

Colette's research focus is on work and employment, with particular interests in gender relations and inequalities in the workplace and domestic life; in international comparisons of employment and living conditions in industrialised economies; and the topic of 'time'.