Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Full title

The Baroness Lister of Burtersett CBE


Ruth Lister



Joined the Lords

31 January 2011

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8984

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Lords 2012-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Visiting Professor of Social Policy University of Lincoln 2013-16
Honorary Professor Nottingham University 2013-16
Emeritus Professor of Social Policy Loughborough University 2010-
Fellow British Academy 2009-
Donald Dewar visiting professor of social justice University of Glasgow 2005-07
Professor of social policy Loughborough University 1994-10
Professor & head of department of applied social studies University of Bradford 1987-93
Legal research officer / deputy director / director Child Poverty Action Group 1971-87

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Patron Just Fair 2012-
Patron JAN Trust 2012-
Vice-Chair Fair Play Network 2011-
Board Member Smith Institute 2011-
Hon President Child Poverty Action Group 2010-
Member National Equality Panel 2008-10
Commissioner Fabian Commission on Life Chances & Child Poverty 2004-06
Trustee Community Development Foundation 2000-10
Commissioner Opsahl Commission on Future of Northern Ireland 1992-93
Commissioner Commission on Social Justice 1992-94

Member's focus

Asylum, immigration and nationality
Communities and families
Social security and pensions
Nordic countries

Register of Interests

  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Chair of Management Committee, Compass (Direction for the Democratic Left)
    • Vice Chair, Fair Pay Network
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Member of Board, Smith Institute