Professor John Hills (1954-2020) was co-founder and director of the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) for over 17 years.
He was also co-director of LSE's International Inequalities Institute between 2015 and 2018. One of his last roles was as Chair of CASE and he collaborated on many CASE research projects.
Recent projects included
- The relationships between poverty and inequality
- Social policy developments and distributional outcomes in the UK since 2015
His latest books included Good Times, Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us (2014/2017) and Social Policy in a Cold Climate (co-edited with Ruth Lupton and others, 2016). Decent Incomes for All, co-edited with Bea Cantillon and Tim Goedemé, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.
A memory wall to John has been set up on the CASE website, open to anyone to share tributes and memories.