Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tue 18th February 2020 at 1.00 pm -

Professor Susan Smith - 'Peak Inequality?'; Host -Jenny Chapman-Hay; Cashier - John Martin; Reception - Sue Brenchley; Equipment/projection - Graeme Minto

Professor Susan Smith is the Honorary Professor of Social and Economic Geography in the Department of Geography of the University of Cambridge, and also the Mistress of Girton College. She has had a distinguished career both as a human geographer and in the interdisciplinary world of housing studies.


Her main research interests are house prices, mortgage markets and the financial instruments associated with them. She works at the boundary between sociology and economics, and so her starting point is to consult households (in the UK and Australia) about their experiences, beliefs and behaviours. She also has a keen interest in the geography of health inequalities, the challenge of residential segregation, and the compatibility of markets with an ethic of care.