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Linda McKie

Professor Linda McKie

Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

  • Professor of Social and Public Policy

Biography

Linda McKie commenced her role as Executive Dean for the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy in January 2022 and is Professor of Social and Public Policy in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

Linda is also a Honorary Professor School of Health in Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh. She was previously Dean/Head of School at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science from 2017. Prior to that, she was Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, from where she graduated with a PhD in Sociology in 1989.

In 2004, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and in 2010, appointed a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF), Sub-panel 23: Sociology.

From 2007 to 2014, she was part of the evaluation panels commissioned by the Greek Government to review research centres in Historical, Mediterranean and Social Sciences. From 2006 to 2010, she was a Senior Visiting Fellow, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Between 2012 and 2021, she chaired a range of Academy of Finland funding award panels. Funding award work has also been undertaken for various EU panels (COST, Horizon 2020, and Marie Curie) and the Irish and Norwegian Research Councils. 

Research

  • Gender, care and work
  • Older workers and the care sector
  • Evidence and policy analysis 

Linda is Principal Investigator on the UKRI project “Healthier working lives (HWL) and ageing for residential care workers: developing careers, enhancing continuity, promoting wellbeing” (£1.4 million).

She is co-investigator on the UKRI project “Beyond the 10,000 steps: Managing less visible aspects of healthy ageing at work” (£1.9 million).

Both projects run to February 2024 and are part of the Healthy Ageing Programme.

She is also a member of the Knowledge Network for the Person in Context work package of the Advanced Care Research Centre at University of Edinburgh (funded by a £20 million donation from Legal and General). 

Teaching

PhD supervision

Linda is interested in potential candidates looking to research:

  • Gender and care, particularly the impact on working lives
  • Older workers, aged 50 and above, and their experiences of working life and future planning 

Further Details

 See Linda's research profile

    Research

    Healthier Working Lives banner
    Healthier working lives for the care workforce

    The programme assesses the challenges and opportunities for the over 50’s care workforce.

    Project status: Ongoing

    En Route to Recovery: Diversity and Vulnerability in Care Work During And after The Covid-19 Pandemic

    ERSC funded, En Route to Recovery: Diversity and Vulnerability in Care Work During And after The Covid-19 Pandemic.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Student Photography Showcase

    A collection of photographs on display in The Exchange and in The Arcade, both at Bush House, bring SSPP students' experiences out in the field to King's,...

    Ngorongoro Crater: Copyright Lou Marie Laurence Cabeza

    New book explores women's inspirational strategies for tackling growing gender-based violence

    Cathy McIlwaine, Vice Dean Research, SSPP and Professor of Geography, and Jelke Boesten, Associate Dean (Doctoral Studies) SSPP and Professor in Gender and...

    Women Resisting Violence podcast logo

    Project preventing COVID-related illness among ethnic minorities receives SSPP impact award

    Researchers at the School of Education, Communication & Society have been awarded an SSPP Impact Prize Award 2022 for their work with minority communities...

    Chris Tang poses with Julie Begum in front of a screen for the SSPP Impact Prize Awards 2022

    Major New Doctoral Programme in SSPP Focuses on the Changing International Order

    The Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP) at King’s College London is delighted to announce a new Doctoral Scholarship Programme supported by...

    China marked on a world map

    Work by SSPP student featured in new book on Europe's future

    Work by BA European Studies student Sam Hufton is featured in a new volume alongside distinguished academics, artists and activists.

    Map of Europe

    SSPP faculty demonstrates far-reaching impact and research excellence

    The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy has demonstrated through the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) how we are bringing about significant...

    books and lights

    SSPP launches new fellowship scheme to encourage global collaborations

    The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (SSPP) has launched a Global Visiting Fellowship Scheme for scholars in low- and middle-income countries.

    map of the world and abstract lines showing connections

    SSPP Students helping local charities overcome challenges

    Students from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy have received funding to make their ideas a reality at the final of King’s first ever Civic...

    Mousetrap Theatre team

    IWD 2022: Women leading the way within SSPP

    The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy has its research endeavour entirely led by women and four women academics from the faculty have just been...

    SSPP's title and a montage of images relevant to the faculty's teaching and research

    SSPP celebrates impactful research across the faculty

    The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy recently held its first Impact Awards to recognise and celebrate activity that has had a positive impact on...

    SSPP impact awards 2022 winners

    Events

    21OctPostcolonial banter event

    Postcolonial Banter with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

    Join us for a reading and Q&A session with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, hosted by the SSPP EDI committee and the Gender Studies Network.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    06AprLive sketch-noting, Jenny Leonard

    ONLINE Q&A with Live Art: Re-imagining Our Environment with King's Experts

    Join a Q&A with experts from SSPP to discuss current challenges and possible solutions to our changing environment with live art

    Please note: this event has passed.

    17OctBHM Saluting our sisters logo

    SSPP celebrates Black History Month 2023 - 'Saluting Our Sisters' Exhibition

    Black women have been at the heart of social justice movements throughout history, courageously battling oppression and advocating for change. However, their...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    26OctBHM _ web

    SSPP Celebrates Black History Month 2023 - Movie Night: Hidden Figures

    In celebration of Black History Month 2023, SSPP will be hosting a movie night on Thursday 26 October at 19:00 in The Exchange, Bush House NE.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    19Sepkcl image

    Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP) Faculty Welcome

    Location: K4U.12, King's Bldg., Strand If you are taking modules in the Faculty of SSPP please attend this welcome meeting. You will hear from...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    23MarEDI

    Launch of SSPP Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

    Celebration to launch the new SSPP Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

    Please note: this event has passed.

    13Junbobby duffy main

    The generation myth

    Join Professor Bobby Duffy for the 2022 David Hobman Lecture, discussing the myths and stereotypes around generational trends.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    Expert Perspective: Understanding the "Ecology of Care"

    Linda McKie details the Healthier Working Lives team’s involvement and presentations at the 2023 British Society of Gerontology Conference.

    sikh elders service leeds_centre for ageing better

    Personal reflections on attending the Queen's Lying-in-state

    Personal reflections on attending the Queen’s Lying-in-state by Professor Linda McKie

    lyinginstatequeuesign adjusted for feature headline 1903 558

    Meet the new SSPP Executive Dean Professor Linda McKie

    Professor Linda McKie, Executive Dean of SSPP, shares what inspired her to pursue a career in academia, her research interests and how her experience of...

    SSPP montage of images

      Research

      Healthier Working Lives banner
      Healthier working lives for the care workforce

      The programme assesses the challenges and opportunities for the over 50’s care workforce.

      Project status: Ongoing

      En Route to Recovery: Diversity and Vulnerability in Care Work During And after The Covid-19 Pandemic

      ERSC funded, En Route to Recovery: Diversity and Vulnerability in Care Work During And after The Covid-19 Pandemic.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Student Photography Showcase

      A collection of photographs on display in The Exchange and in The Arcade, both at Bush House, bring SSPP students' experiences out in the field to King's,...

      Ngorongoro Crater: Copyright Lou Marie Laurence Cabeza

      New book explores women's inspirational strategies for tackling growing gender-based violence

      Cathy McIlwaine, Vice Dean Research, SSPP and Professor of Geography, and Jelke Boesten, Associate Dean (Doctoral Studies) SSPP and Professor in Gender and...

      Women Resisting Violence podcast logo

      Project preventing COVID-related illness among ethnic minorities receives SSPP impact award

      Researchers at the School of Education, Communication & Society have been awarded an SSPP Impact Prize Award 2022 for their work with minority communities...

      Chris Tang poses with Julie Begum in front of a screen for the SSPP Impact Prize Awards 2022

      Major New Doctoral Programme in SSPP Focuses on the Changing International Order

      The Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP) at King’s College London is delighted to announce a new Doctoral Scholarship Programme supported by...

      China marked on a world map

      Work by SSPP student featured in new book on Europe's future

      Work by BA European Studies student Sam Hufton is featured in a new volume alongside distinguished academics, artists and activists.

      Map of Europe

      SSPP faculty demonstrates far-reaching impact and research excellence

      The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy has demonstrated through the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) how we are bringing about significant...

      books and lights

      SSPP launches new fellowship scheme to encourage global collaborations

      The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (SSPP) has launched a Global Visiting Fellowship Scheme for scholars in low- and middle-income countries.

      map of the world and abstract lines showing connections

      SSPP Students helping local charities overcome challenges

      Students from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy have received funding to make their ideas a reality at the final of King’s first ever Civic...

      Mousetrap Theatre team

      IWD 2022: Women leading the way within SSPP

      The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy has its research endeavour entirely led by women and four women academics from the faculty have just been...

      SSPP's title and a montage of images relevant to the faculty's teaching and research

      SSPP celebrates impactful research across the faculty

      The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy recently held its first Impact Awards to recognise and celebrate activity that has had a positive impact on...

      SSPP impact awards 2022 winners

      Events

      21OctPostcolonial banter event

      Postcolonial Banter with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

      Join us for a reading and Q&A session with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, hosted by the SSPP EDI committee and the Gender Studies Network.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      06AprLive sketch-noting, Jenny Leonard

      ONLINE Q&A with Live Art: Re-imagining Our Environment with King's Experts

      Join a Q&A with experts from SSPP to discuss current challenges and possible solutions to our changing environment with live art

      Please note: this event has passed.

      17OctBHM Saluting our sisters logo

      SSPP celebrates Black History Month 2023 - 'Saluting Our Sisters' Exhibition

      Black women have been at the heart of social justice movements throughout history, courageously battling oppression and advocating for change. However, their...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      26OctBHM _ web

      SSPP Celebrates Black History Month 2023 - Movie Night: Hidden Figures

      In celebration of Black History Month 2023, SSPP will be hosting a movie night on Thursday 26 October at 19:00 in The Exchange, Bush House NE.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      19Sepkcl image

      Social Science and Public Policy (SSPP) Faculty Welcome

      Location: K4U.12, King's Bldg., Strand If you are taking modules in the Faculty of SSPP please attend this welcome meeting. You will hear from...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      23MarEDI

      Launch of SSPP Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

      Celebration to launch the new SSPP Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

      Please note: this event has passed.

      13Junbobby duffy main

      The generation myth

      Join Professor Bobby Duffy for the 2022 David Hobman Lecture, discussing the myths and stereotypes around generational trends.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      Expert Perspective: Understanding the "Ecology of Care"

      Linda McKie details the Healthier Working Lives team’s involvement and presentations at the 2023 British Society of Gerontology Conference.

      sikh elders service leeds_centre for ageing better

      Personal reflections on attending the Queen's Lying-in-state

      Personal reflections on attending the Queen’s Lying-in-state by Professor Linda McKie

      lyinginstatequeuesign adjusted for feature headline 1903 558

      Meet the new SSPP Executive Dean Professor Linda McKie

      Professor Linda McKie, Executive Dean of SSPP, shares what inspired her to pursue a career in academia, her research interests and how her experience of...

      SSPP montage of images