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Pinker, Prof. Robert Arthur locked

CBE 2005

Born 27 May 1931; s of Dora Elizabeth and Joseph Pinker; m 1955, Jennifer Farrington Boulton (d 1994); two d

independent reviewer, Press Complaints Commission, 2012–14 (international consultant, 2004–12); Professor of Social Administration, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1993–96, now Emeritus


Holloway County Sch.; LSE (Cert. in Social Sci. and Admin 1959; BSc Sociology 1962; MSc Econ 1965)


University of London: Head of Sociology Dept, Goldsmiths’ Coll., 1964–72; Lewisham Prof. of Social Admin, Goldsmiths’ Coll. and Bedford Coll., 1972–74; Prof. of Social Studies, Chelsea Coll., 1974–78; Prof. of Social Work Studies, LSE, 1978–93; Pro-Director, LSE, 1985–88; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Social Scis, London Univ., 1989–90. Vis. Prof., Univ. of Ulster, 2012–. Press Complaints Commission: Mem., 1991–2004; Privacy Comr, 1994–2004; Acting Chm., 2002–03; Chm., Bosnia-Hercegovina Press Council, 2003–05. Chm., British Library Project on Family and Social Research, 1983–86; Mem., Council, Advertising Standards Authority, 1988–95. Chm., Deptford Challenge Trust, 2005–14. Chm. Governors, Centre for Policy on Ageing, 1988–94; Gov., BPMF, 1990–94; Mem. Council, Goldsmiths Coll., Univ. of London, 2001–07 (Hon. Fellow, 1999). Fellow, Soc. of Editors, 2004–. Chm., Editl Bd, Jl of Social Policy, 1981–86. Hon. LLD Ulster, 2016


English Hospital Statistics 1861–1938, 1964; Social Theory and Social Policy, 1971; The Idea of Welfare, 1979; Social Work in an Enterprise Society, 1990; (with R. Deacon and N. Lipton) Privacy and Personality Rights, 2010; Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism, 2017


reading, writing, travel, unskilled gardening


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