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.
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.
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.
‘Improving employment and women's well-being in regeneration programmes’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 26.3 (2013),
‘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,
‘Jobs for communities: does local economic investment work?’, People, polcicy and place - Online, 3.3 (2009), 157-170,
‘Women outside paid employment: Getting to grips with local labour markets’, Local Economy, 21.2 (2006), 200-210,
‘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,
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),
New Approaches to Supporting Carers’ Health and Well-being: Evidence from the National Carers’ Strategy Demonstrator Sites programme, (University of Leeds, 2011),
Valuing Carers: calculating the value of unpaid care, (London: Carers UK, 2007),
Ethnic Minority Women and Local Labour Markets, in Moving on Up? Ethnic minority women and work, (Equal Opportunities Commission, 2007), 0-69,
Working Below Potential: women and part-time work: synthesis report, in GELLM Research Programme Series 2, (Sheffield Hallam University, 2006),