Posted on 10/07/2012
Professor Dame Janet Finch
BSc Sociology, 1967 Bedford College and Honorary Fellow
She was Vice-Chancellor & Professor of Social Relations of Keele University until her retirement in 2010. She is now Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester and Chairman of Ombudsman Services Ltd, which administers ombudsman schemes for telecommunications, energy, surveyors and music performance. She also retired as Co-Chair of the Committee of Science and Technology in 2011. Her research expertise lies principally in studies of family relationships, especially relationships across generations. She has published extensively on this and related topics, including the co-authored study Passing On: Kinship and Inheritance in England (2000).