Dr Margaret May

 

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Social Policy

Margaret May, Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Social Policy/IASS
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

About

Dr Margaret May is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and an Associate Member of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.

Qualifications

• Ph.D. Economic History, University of London
• BA (Hons) History, University of North Wales

Biography

Margaret has extensive experience of research in UK and comparative social policy, focusing particularly on social security, employment policy, occupational and commercial welfare. She has taught and acted as an external examiner in a wide range of areas in both social policy and human resource management at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels. Her teaching specialisms lay in the political economy of welfare, social security, employment policy and comparative social policy.

Research

Margaret’s research interests intersect the fields of social policy and human resource management and centre on occupational welfare, long-term savings, employee protection and social security policy in the UK and in a comparative context.

Other activities

  • Past Chair, Executive Committee member and convenor of the Comparative Social Policy and Learning and Teaching Groups of the Social Policy Association.
  • Past member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Social Policy, the European Journal of Social Policy, Social Policy and Society and past co-editor of the Social Policy Review.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Publications

Alcock, P., May, M. and Wright, S. (eds.) (2012) Student’s Companion to Social Policy, 4th edition, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

M. May (2012) ‘Comparative analysis’ in P. Alcock, M. May and S. Wright (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy, 4th edition, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

E. Brunsdon and M. May (2012) ‘Occupational welfare’ in P. Alcock, M. May and S. Wright (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy, 4th edition, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Brunsdon, E. and M. May (2012) The Student’s Companion to Social Policy Website, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell [comprising: ‘A Guide to Key Sources on UK Social Policy’; ‘A Guide to Key Sources on European and International Welfare Systems’; ‘Career Opportunities and Postgraduate Study in Social Policy,’ ‘Managing Assignments in Social Policy’ and ‘Illustrations of Essay and Report Writing’; A Glossary and Helpsheets].

Brunsdon, E. and May, M. (2011) ‘The debate about public sector occupational pension reform’, in C. Holden, M. Kilkey and G. Ramia (ed.s) Social Policy Review 23, Bristol: Policy Press, pp103-126.

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