About us

Mary Daly

Mary Daly is a graduate in social and political sciences of the European University Institute and taught at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany and Queen’s University Belfast before joining Oxford in 2012. Her research interests and expertise are primarily focused on the analysis of social policy in advanced OECD countries. Most of her work is comparative, in a European and international context, and interdisciplinary. Mary Daly’s research has been supported by a wide range of funders, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the EU, Council of Europe, the ILO, UN, UN Women and UNICEF. She has been a visiting scholar at a number of universities, including Harvard University (Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies) and Brown University (Population Studies and Training Center).  






mireia borrell porta

Mireia Borrell-Porta received her PhD in European Political Economy from the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to this she received an MSc in European Political Economy by the same institution and a BSc in Economics by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). She joined the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Officer in Family Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention in September 2015 and is now a Teaching Fellow at the European Institute (LSE).

Mireia’s main research interests focus on the impact of family policy on individuals’ decisions to care and work and on the relationship between social norms and individual behaviour.