John Hobcraft#


John Hobcraft
Email:jh511 'at' york.ac.uk
Membership Number:1621
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:jhobcraft
Homepage: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/spsw/staff/hobcraft.html






Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004- Anniversary Professor of Social Policy and Demography, University of York
  • 1984 2004 Professor of Population Studies, London School of Economics
  • 1980 1983 Chief, Comparative Analysis Section, World Fertility Survey, London
  • 1978- 1979 Population Affairs Officer, United Nations Population Division, New York
  • 1975- 1979 Lecturer in Demography, Social Statistics, University of Southampton
  • 1967- 1975 Research posts at the Population Investigation Committee, LSE

Fields of Scholarship
  • pathways to adult social exclusion
  • life-course
  • gender and generations
  • human fertility and reproduction
  • partnership behaviour
  • population policies
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • understanding individual behaviour
  • biomarkers and behaviour
  • prospective cohort and panel studies

Honours and Awards
  • Elected member of Academia Europaea
  • Chair, ESRC/ MRC Birth Cohort Facility Development Group, Birth Cohort 2013, Interim Governance Group, 2011 and member of Birth Cohort 2013 Governing Board
  • Chair, Consortium Board and Network of National Focal Points, Generation and Gender Programme
  • Vice-Chair, Governing Board for Understanding Society and member of Data Access Committee
  • Chair, CLS Birth Cohort Studies Scientific Committee and member of Governing Board
  • Chair, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Member, DNA Advisory Group, US Fragile Families Study, Princeton University
  • Member International Advisory Board on ‘Microdata research on childhood for lifelong health and welfare (the Umeå Simsam-Node)
  • Member, Centre for Longitudinal Studies and Governing Board
  • Member, Governing Board for new UK Birth Cohort Study
  • Member, University Research Committee, York


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