Christopher T Whelan

Research Affiliate

Christopher T. Whelan is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Sociology and the Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin, an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford, a Research Affiliate at the Economic and Social Research Institute and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was formerly Professor of Sociology, in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Chair of the Standing Committee of the Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation and the European Consortium for Sociological Research. His research interests include the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality, social mobility and inequality. He has published extensively on these topics and on economic and social change in Ireland during bust and boom.