School of Social and Political Science

Professor Sarah Childs

Job Title

Personal Chair of Politics and Gender

Sarah Childs

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Building (Address)

Chrystal Macmillan

Street (Address)

George Square

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Country (Address)

Scotland, UK


Sarah Childs joined the University of Edinburgh in May 2022. She has a background in Political Science and Women's Studies. Her research centres on the theory and practice of women's political representation, gender and political parties, parliaments and institutional change. Childs latest book Feminist Democratic Representation (co-authored with Karen Celis) was published by OUP in 2020, and jointly won the PSA W.J.M. MacKenzie book prize in 2022. Childs is also author of The Good Parliament Report, 2016, which followed a secondment to the UK House of Commons. She is finalising her new book, Designing and Building Feminist Institutions, which will be published in 2023.

Roles and responsibilities

Convenor, Honours Module: Gender, Power and Representation