Chris gained an MEng from Newcastle University. Chris worked as an engineer in a number of major companies and is currently a Senior Engineer and Road Safety Auditor at Arup.
In the Sixth Form, Claire studied Economics, French & German at A level. Claire Annesley is Professor of Politics and Director of Research in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. She was awarded the Richard Rose Prize in 2011 by the UK Political Studies Association for her distinctive contribution to the study of British Politics. She is the winner of the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for research on Women and Politics, awarded by Iowa State University, USA, for her research on gender and executives with Karen Beckwith, Susan Franceschet and Isabelle Engeli.
In 2012 she won Best Comparative Policy Paper Award from the American Political Science Association’s Public Policy section for the paper ‘The Profile of Gender Equality Issue Attention in Western Europe’ (co-authored with Francesca Gains and Isabelle Engeli), presented at APSA 2011.
Claire is a member of the European Commission’s network on gender equality, ENEGE, and was the UK expert for its network in the fields of gender equality, social inclusion, health and long-term care (EGGSI) 2008-11.
Claire is on the Management Committee of the UK Women’s Budget Group.
Claire holds a BA in German and Politics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. Claire was a visiting fellow in the Centre for the Future of the European Social Model at Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen (Sept 2005-Feb 2006) and a visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) in 2002.
Most recently Claire was brought to our attention by a R4 broadcast* on on Women’s Hour. Thanks to Ms Christine Hood who heard this. *www.wbg.org.uk/press-releases/wbg-in-the-media/ BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, 4 December 2013 Dr Claire Annesley speaking about budgeting for gender equality …
“With a BA (1st class Hons) in Architecture from the University of Newcastle and also a post graduate Diplome in Architecture from University College London, Clare worked in the Caribbean and US before returning to the UK to settle (for now at least) in east London. She’s always looking for new opportunities to combine creative, innovative design with her sales and small business expertise.”
Chris gained an MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Newcastle. His specialities are in Road Safety audit and developing transport planning. He is currently a Senior Engineer and Road Safety Auditor at Arup in Newcastle.