Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

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Dr Lisa Buckner

Lecturer in Social Statistics

I joined the university as a Senior Research Fellow in January 2006 and became a lecturer in July 2012. My specialist areas are the analysis of large and complex data sets, and the use of official statistics and surveys for policy-applied research.

Before coming to Leeds, I was at the Centre for Social Inclusion and CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. I have previously worked as a local government demographer and in Census Division at the Office for National Statistics.

Research Interests

My areas of interest are policy-applied research on gender, employment, caring and equality at the local level, in particular the following areas.

  • Poverty and people on the margins of the labour market
  • Balancing paid employment and unpaid care
  • 'Working below potential'
  • Labour market outcomes and ethnicity


My teaching interests are quantitative methods and official statistics and their use for policy-applied research. I convene the Level 2 undergraduate Research Methods module and the MA module on Quantitative Methods. I also contribute sessions to Level 1 Social Science Skills and the MA Research Strategy and Design module.

PhD Supervision

I am keen to supervise students in a range of areas, including quantitative research on gender, ethnicity and the local labour market, and the provision of unpaid care and employment.

Key Publications

Journal articles

Escott, K. and Buckner, L. (2013) ‘Improving employment and women’s well-being in regeneration programmes’ International Journal of Public Sector Management 26(3):250-263.

Buckner, L., Croucher, K., Fry, G. and Jasinska, M. (2013) ‘The impact of demographic change on the infrastructure for housing, health and social care in the North of England’ Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 6(2):123-142.

Beckett, A. and Buckner, L. (2012)Anti-Disablist Education: rationale, definition and prospects’ British Journal of Sociology of Education 33(6) p873-891.

Buckner, L. and Escott, K. (2009) ‘Jobs for communities: does local economic investment work?’ People, Place & Policy Online 3/3, pp. 157-170.

Grant L; Buckner LJ; Poole G; Price CB (2006) “Women outside paid employment: Getting to grips with local labour markets”, Local Economy. 21.2: 200-210.

Brown, J., Buckner, L., I Diamond, R Chambers, A Teague A methodological strategy for a one number census in the UK Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 162, (1999)

Book chapter

Buckner L. (2008) “Segregation and clustering in the labour market: men, women and local-level analysis”, In: Yeandle S (eds.) Policy for a change:local labour market analysis and gender equality. Policy Press. 59-7


Yeandle, S. and Buckner, L. (2011) ‘Carers’ Experiences of the Caring with Confidence Programme’ in Training and Supporting Carers - The National Evaluation of the Caring with Confidence Programme (Ed. Sue Yeandle and Andrea Wigfield)

Yeandle, S., Buckner, L. and Joynes, V. (2011) ‘Carers and their Experiences of the Demonstrator Sites’ in New Approaches to Supporting Carers’ Health and Well-being: Evidence from the National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites programme (Ed. Sue Yeandle and Andrea Wigfield)

Botcherby, S. and Buckner, L. (2013) Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: from Classroom to Boardroom UK Statistics 2012 WISE.

Buckner, L. (2013) Local authority support for carers in England: implications of planned changes in the law. Leeds: Care-Connect Briefing Paper, University of Leeds.

Buckner, L., Croucher, K., Fry, G. and Jasinska, M. (2011) The Impact of Demographic Change on the Infrastructure for Housing, Health and Social Care in the Functional Economies of the North of England (2011) N8 Research Partnership Report.  

Buckner LJ; Yeandle SM (2011) Valuing Carers: calculating the value of unpaid care. London: Carers UK.

Buckner, L.J., Yeandle, S. and Botcherby, S. (2007) Ethnic Minority Women and Local Labour Markets EOC.

Buckner, L.J. and Yeandle, S. (2006) Working Carers: Evidence from the 2001 Census Statistical Analysis from 'Who Cares Wins: The Social and Business Benefits of Supporting Working Carers'. Carers UK, London.

Grant, L., Yeandle, S. and Buckner, L. (2006) Working Below Potential: Women and part-time work synthesis report GELLM Research Programme report Series 2 Part 1, Sheffield Hallam University

Escott, K. and Buckner, L. (2006) Addressing Women's Poverty: Local Labour Market Initiatives synthesis report GELLM Research Programme report Series 6 Part 1, Sheffield Hallam University.


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