Professor Ann Buchanan MBE
trustee, Grandparent Plus; author, The Role of Grandparents in the Twenty First Century

Professor Ann Buchanan is the former director of the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St Hilda’s College. In recent years she has been invited to give keynote lectures across the world. Recently she has just returned from South Korea.

Her current research interests are: grandparenting and the impact of family relationships on child outcomes, particularly amongst disadvantaged children. In this she has studied parenting, fathers, as well as grandparenting, and grandfathering and divorce. Much of her research has a policy focus.

She is a trustee for Grandparent Plus, the National charity for Grandparents, She is a fellow, and previous council member of the Academy of Social Sciences. In 2012 she was awarded an MBE for services to social science and in 2013 an honorary doctorate at the University of Bath.

Ann’s forthcoming book, The Role of Grandparents in the Twenty First Century, will be published by Taylor & Francis in November 2018.