Dr Rossella Ciccia is Associate Professor of Social Policy in in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a Fellow of Green Templeton College. Her research interests lie in field of comparative social policy with a particular focus on issues relating to social inequalities, gender, care and paid work. She is a member of the international research network Gender Equality Policy in Practice (GEPP) and of the scientific board of the International Observatory on Social Cohesion and Inclusion.
Her work has appeared notably in the Journal of European Social Policy, Social Politics, Policy & Society, Quality and Quantity, European Journal of Politics and Gender, Gender and Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Social Policy & Administration, Revista Espanola de Sociologia. She has been the PI of the Marie Curie Project AGenDA investigating the role of social inequalities and welfare coalitions in the reform of Long-Term Care policies in Italy and Spain (2018-2020).
Her research was awarded the nominee honor for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work/Family Research in 2015. In February 2020, she received the inaugural Emma Goldman award in recognition of the substantial contributions of her research to knowledge on feminist and inequality issues in Europe.
Prior to joining the University of Oxford, she has held positions at Queen’s University Belfast, Scuola Normale Superiore, Maynooth University and Radboud University Nijmegen and several other European universities.