Jacqueline Lillian Scott, BA (Sussex), MA, PhD (Michigan). Professor of Empirical Sociology. Director of Studies in Human, Social and Political Sciences.
As Director of Studies for Human, Social and Political Sciences I organise all teaching for undergraduate students. I supervise the Part I Sociology option as well as papers in modern Britain, gender, and statistics and methods Part II. I believe both guidance and feedback are crucial throughout supervisions, my aim is to help students learn effectively.This involves reinforcing good work, identifying ways to improve, and encouraging students to aim for the highest possible academic standards in thought, discussion, and writing.
Potential applicants for HSPS should consult http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/human-social-and-political-sciences. Also look at the departmental web sites for the different disciplines, e.g. for sociology see http://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk and for politics and international studies see http://www.polis.cam.ac.uk.
I directed a large interdisciplinary research project on gender inequalities in production and reproduction. My current projects involve family change, inter-generational relations, fertility, and residential mobility. I have an ongoing interest in cross-national and longitudinal survey design and analysis and I chair the Scientific Advisory Board for the European Social Survey.
I am Professor of Empirical Sociology in the Faculty of HSPS and I teach on the topics of gender inequality, family and life course change, survey methods and secondary data analysis for the part IIA and IIB papers in Modern Britain, statistics and methods, and gender. I also supervise MPhil and PhD students and serve as mentor for post-doctoral students in my areas of expertise.