Gill Valentine is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield. Working closely with the Vice-Chancellor, she undertakes a wide range of portfolio roles in the university. She was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences with responsibility for 13 academic departments. Her main research interests include diversity and inclusion, intergenerational relations and family life and urban cultures and consumption. Although trained as a geographer, much of her work has been interdisciplinary involving collaboration with social sciences colleagues from other disciplines. She has published 17 books and over 170 articles.