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researcher , Sociology educator

Sara Lynne Arber, British sociology educator, researcher. Member Southwest Surrey District Health Authority, 1981-1989; member social affairs committee Economic and Social Research Council, 1984-1987. Member British Sociological Association (treasurer 1988-1990, president 1999-2001), Royal Statistical Society, British Society Gerontology, Social Policy Association, Academy Social Sciences.

Background

Arber, Sara Lynne was born on March 19, 1949 in Chingford, Essex, England. Daughter of George and Kathleen Arber.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, London School of Economics, 1972. Master of Science in Medical Sociology, University London, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Surrey, Guildford, England, 1991.

Career

Professor Arber has previously held the position of President of the British Sociological Association (1999–2001) and Vice-President of the European Sociological Association (2005–2007). She is well known for her work on gender and ageing, inequalities in health and has pioneered research in the new field of sociology of sleep. She went onto postgraduate study at University of London and University of Michigan before joining the Sociology Department of the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in 1974.

Being made professor in 1994 she acted as Head of Department 1996–2002 and Head of School of Human Sciences 2001–2004. As well as Presidency of the British Sociological Association she has also acted as President of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Sociology of Ageing (2006–2010).

Membership

Member Southwest Surrey District Health Authority, 1981-1989. Member social affairs committee Economic and Social Research Council, 1984-1987. Member British Sociological Association (treasurer 1988-1990, president 1999-2001), Royal Statistical Society, British Society Gerontology, Social Policy Association, Academy Social Sciences.

Connections

Married Geoffrey H. Herrington, August 28, 1979. Children: Andrea, Sian, David.

father:
George Arber

mother:
Kathleen Arber

spouse:
Geoffrey H. Herrington

child:
Andrea Arber

child:
David Arber

child:
Sian Arber