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The interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Research started life as a network, in 2006, before becoming a centre more recently. The Centre aims to promote interdisciplinary social science research and training at the University of Sheffield. We have internal and external members who are primarily researchers (staff and students) working in a diverse range of departments and disciplines and who are interested in interdisciplinary gender research in the social sciences and who liaise through the Centre's website.

Although much of our membership is from the Faculty of Social Science, the cross disciplinary nature of gender research means that we also have members in many other departments in the University. Currently CGR members are drawn from more than eighteen departments in three different faculties in the University. In the Faculty of Social Science, these include Politics, Sociological Studies, Education, Law, Psychology, Geography, TRP, EAS, and Economics. And outside of it, members come from: History, Music, Russian, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, and ScHARR. The Post Graduate Gender Network (PGRN) is connected to the Centre and is an interdisciplinary network currently convened by postgraduate students Charlotte James, Jennifer Kettle and Kitty Nichols. We also have links to the Centre for Gender Studies in Europe based at the University of Sheffield.

The Director of CGR is Dr. Victoria Robinson, Sociological Studies, and the Deputy Director is Dr. Sharron Hinchliff, Nursing and Midwifery.

This website is currently being updated to include a members contact section, further details of previous successful events as well as future ones, research projects, a space for the Post Graduate Gender Network and news of exciting new initiatives, including the development of a race, ethnicity and gender network under the Centre's auspices, organized by Dr. Jo Britton and new links with the University’s LGBT staff and student initiative.