Research Interests : Research on the quality of work; attitudes to social inequality; the social implications of unemployment.
Duncan Gallie joined Nuffield College as an Official Fellow in 1985 and became Professor of Sociology in 1996. He has been Vice-President Social Sciences of the British Academy (2004 -2006) and Foreign Secretary of the British Academy (2006-2011).
His research is in economic sociology, in particular the quality of work and the social consequences of unemployment. He is currently working on two main projects. The first is a European comparative study of the effects of the economic crisis on the quality of work. The second is a research programme examining changes in skills and employment conditions in Britain from 1986 to 2012.