Posted on 10/07/2012
Professor Dame Janet Finch
BSc Sociology, 1967 Bedford College and Honorary Fellow
Dame Janet Finch is a British sociologist and academic administrator. She was Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Social Relations at Keele University,and has held a number of other public appointments in the UK. She currently holds an honorary position at the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life, based in the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.She is also part of Flooved advisory board. Finch was named a CBE in the 1999 New Year's Honours List for services to social science, and a DBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours List, for services to social science and higher education. Finch's 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).