Barbara’s research interests primarily lie in labour markets, including job searches, unemployment, welfare policy and gender inequality. Her recent work on work, care and gender during COVID-19 was covered by BBC News Online amongst other outlets.
On her election to the Fellowship, Barbara said, “I am honoured and thrilled to join a community of researchers whose work has deeply inspired mine.”
52 UK-based Fellows were elected this year, alongside 29 international Corresponding Fellows. The new British Academy President, Professor Julia Black, welcomed the new Fellows with the following statement:
“The need for SHAPE [social science, humanities and the arts] subjects has never been greater. As Britain recovers from the pandemic and seeks to build back better, the insights from our diverse disciplines will be vital to ensure the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the UK and will continue to provide the cultural and societal enrichment that has sustained us over the last eighteen months. Our new Fellows embody the value of their subjects and I congratulate them warmly for their achievement.”
This news was also shared on the Department of Economics news pages.