Professor Sara Connolly

University of East Anglia

Professor Sara Connolly (BA, MPhil, DPhil) is a Professor in Personnel Economics at the Norwich Business School, UEA. Her research interests are in gender and the labour market.


Sara is currently a Co-Investigator in the ESRC funded What Works: Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme, which is a collaboration between the Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Sheffield. Her recent projects include: Women in part-time employment (a series of papers examining the role and impact of part- time employment in women’s careers); Gender differences in the professions (exploring the relationship between gender, pay and promotion amongst scientists working in Higher Education and Research Institutes); Careers and career building in the European Commission (examining career trajectories and attitudes to administrative reform amongst officials working at the European Commission).