Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

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Dr Lisa Buckner

Associate Professor of 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

  • Yeandle S, Buckner L, ‘Older Workers and Care-Giving in England: the Policy Context for Older Workers’ Employment Patterns’, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 32.3 (2017), 303-321
    DOI: 10.1007/s10823-017-9332-6, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/106611/

  • Buckner LJ, ‘Where have all the good stats gone? –standard output from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses and intersectional local labour market research’, Radical Statistics, 115 (2017)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/105823/

  • Escott K, Buckner LJ, ‘Improving employment and women's well-being in regeneration programmes’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 26.3 (2013)
    DOI: 10.1108/IJPSM-10-2011-0125

  • Beckett AE, Buckner L, ‘Promoting positive attitudes towards disabled people: definition of, rationale and prospects for anti-disablist education’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33.6 (2012), 873-891
    DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2012.692046

  • Buckner LJ, Escott K, ‘Jobs for communities: does local economic investment work?’, People, polcicy and place - Online, 3.3 (2009), 157-170
    DOI: 10.3351/ppp.0003.0003.0003

  • Grant L, Buckner LJ, Poole G, Price CB, ‘Women outside paid employment: Getting to grips with local labour markets’, Local Economy, 21.2 (2006), 200-210
    DOI: 10.1080/02690940600674467


  • Buckner L, ‘Segregation and clustering in the labour market: men, women and local-level analysis’, in Policy for a change:local labour market analysis and gender equality, ed. by Yeandle S (Policy Press, 2008), 59-76


  • Buckner LJ, Yeandle S, Caring More Than Most: A profile of UK families caring for disabled children, (London: Contact a Family with University of Leeds, 2017)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/126737/

  • Buckner LJ, Yeandle S, Valuing Carers 2015 - The rising value of carers' support, (Carers UK; University of Leeds; University of Sheffield, 2015)

  • Yeandle SM, Wigfield A, Training and Supporting Carers: the national evaluation of the Caring with Confidence programme, in Training and Supporting Carers: the national evaluation of the Caring with Confidence programme, (Leeds: Leeds: CIRCLE, University of Leeds, 2012)

  • Yeandle S, Wigfield A, New Approaches to Supporting Carers’ Health and Well-being: Evidence from the National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites programme, (University of Leeds, 2011)

  • Buckner LJ, Yeandle SM, Valuing Carers: calculating the value of unpaid care, (London: Carers UK, 2007)

  • Buckner LJ, Yeandle SM, Botcherby S, Ethnic Minority Women and Local Labour Markets, in Moving on Up? Ethnic minority women and work, (Equal Opportunities Commission, 2007), 0-69

  • Grant L, Yeandle SM, Buckner LJ, Working Below Potential: women and part-time work: synthesis report, in GELLM Research Programme Series 2, (Sheffield Hallam University, 2006)

  • Grant L, Yeandle SM, Buckner LJ, Working Below Potential: Women and Part-Time Work, (EOC, 2005), 1-110

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