Frances McGinnity is an Associate Research Professor at the ESRI and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. She is joint coordinator of the research areas Social Inclusion & Equality and Migration, Integration & Demography at the ESRI, and a Senior Research Advisor for the European Migration Network (Ireland). She received her doctorate from Nuffield College Oxford in 2001 and joined the ESRI in 2004 from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. Most of her research to date has examined labour market inequality, often from a comparative perspective. She is also interested in work-life balance, childcare, discrimination and migrant integration.