Jane Millar is Professor of Social Policy in the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, UK. Her research interests include the design, implementation and impact of social policy, and comparative research on family policy, social security and employment policy, with particular reference to gender and changing family patterns. Her current research includes a longitudinal qualitative project, following lone mothers and their children over a period of about 15 years and exploring issues of employment and income security, social relationships, and quality of life. She studied social psychology at the University of Sussex and worked in health and social care before returning to academic study to focus on social security policy. Jane was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to social policy research and teaching and has been a Special Adviser to House of Commons Select Committees and to the Department for Work and Pensions. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences, and is the current chair of the Social Policy Association. She was Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute in Feb 2017.