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Elson, Prof. Diane Rosemary locked


Born Bedworth, Warwickshire 20 April 1946; d of Edwin and Vera Elson; one s

Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, 2000–12, now Emeritus


St Hilda’s Coll., Oxford (BA Hons PPE 1968); Univ. of Manchester (PhD Econs 1994)


Res. Asst, Inst. of Commonwealth Studies and St Antony’s Coll., Oxford, 1968–71; Teaching Fellow, Dept of Economics, Univ. of York, 1971–75; Res. Officer, Inst. of Develt Studies, Univ. of Sussex, 1975–77; Temp. Lectr, Univ. of Manchester, 1978–79; part-time consultant and occasional lectr, 1979–84; University of Manchester: Hon. Res. Fellow, Internat. Develt Centre and Dept of Sociol., 1984–85; Lectr, 1985–91, Reader, 1992–95, in Develt Econs; Prof. of Develt Studies, 1995–98; Special Advr, UN Develt Fund for Women, 1998–2000; Advr, UN Women, 2012–. Member: UN Taskforce on Millennium Develt Goals, 1998–2000; Strategic Res. Bd, ESRC, 2008–10; UN Cttee on Develt Policy, 2013–. (Jtly) Leontief Prize for Advancing Frontiers of Econ. Thought, Global Develt and Envmt Inst., Tufts Univ., 2016


Male Bias in the Development Process, 1991, 2nd edn 1995; Progress of World’s Women, 2000; Budgeting for Women’s Rights, 2006; (ed jtly) Economic Policy and Human Rights Obligations, 2011; (ed jtly) Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy, 2011; (ed jtly) Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective, 2011; (ed jtly) Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach: an interdisciplinary dialogue, 2012; (jtly) Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice, 2016


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