She has extensive experience in both media and policy environments. Most recently, she was appointed by the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser to review the research capability of the Department for Work and Pensions. She also managed the Equalities in Great Britain, 1946-2006 project [pdf file, 840KB] for the Equalities Review. She regularly speaks and writes on issues relating to the history of the welfare state, gender, old age and pensions.
Her most recent books are Unequal Britain: Equalities in Britain since 1945 (Continuum, 2010) and Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the Twentieth Century: What Difference did the Vote Make? (Continuum, 2010), which she co-edited with Esther Breitenbach.
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