Nuffield Professor of Sociology
Research Interests: life course, sociogenomics, fertility, partnerships, work-family reconciliation, work schedules, and biodemography.
Melinda Mills is Nuffield Professor of Sociology at Nuffield College and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford.
She received her MA in Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada and Ph.D. in Demography at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2012, she has been the Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review and is the Principal Investigator of the ERC funded SOCIOGENOME project and the ESRC/NCRM SOCGEN project.
Her current research is in the area of sociogenomics, combining social science and molecular genetic approaches to examine life course behaviour.
She has published books on survival and event history analysis in R, non-standard work schedules and two books on uncertainty, globalization and the life course.