Dr Lisa Buckner


I joined the university as a Senior Research Fellow in January 2006 and became a lecturer in July 2012. My specialist areas are the analysis of large and complex data sets, and the use of official statistics and surveys for policy-applied research.

Before coming to Leeds, I was at the Centre for Social Inclusion and CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University. I have previously worked as a local government demographer and in Census Division at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Research interests

My research interest are policy-applied quantitative research on gender, employment, caring and equality at the local level, in particular the following areas.

  • Inequality and local labour markets
  • Balancing paid employment and unpaid care
  • 'Working below potential'
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Outdoor Pig Production
  • MSc Mathematical Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics

Professional memberships

  • Royal Statistical Society

Current postgraduate researchers

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