Henrietta Moore

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Dame Henrietta Moore
Born (1957-05-18) 18 May 1957 (age 62)
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity College London [1]
Thesis Men, women, and the organisation of domestic space among the Marakwet of Kenya  (1983)

Dame Henrietta Louise Moore, DBE , FBA , FAcSS (born 18 May 1957) is a British social anthropologist. She is the director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College, London (UCL), part of the Bartlett, UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment.


Early life

Moore graduated from Durham University with an upper second in Archaeology and Anthropology in 1979. [2] She continued her studies at Newnham College, Cambridge, completing a PhD in 1983. [3]


After leaving university Moore spent one year working for the United Nations in Burkina Faso as a Field Director. [3] She then became a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge before joining the University of Kent as a Lecturer in Social Anthropology in 1985. [3] Moore eventually rejoined Cambridge as a lecturer, where she became Director of Studies in Anthropology at Girton College and then a Fellow of Pembroke College in 1989. [3]

After a series of academic appointments in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics Moore took up the William Wyse Chair of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. In 2009 Moore was made a Professorial Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. [3]

Moore has been critical of proposed restrictions in immigration, as proposed by Leave.EU in the run-up to the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum. [4] She is the Chair and Co-Founder of SHM Group, a consulting firm specialising in change management. [5]


She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the social sciences. [6]

She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2007. [7] In 1995, Moore and Megan Vaughan were awarded the Herskovits Prize by the African Studies Association for their book Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Change in the Northern Province of Zambia, 1890-1990. [8]

In 2014 Moore received an honorary degree from Queen's University Belfast. [9]

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  1. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/igp/people/institute-director
  2. "XXV (ns) no. 1 including supplement". Durham University Gazette. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Moore, Prof. Dame Henrietta (Louise), (born 18 May 1957)". UK Who's Who. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  4. Moore, Henrietta. "Migration is a part of today's world. We can't just shut the borders, whatever the Leave campaign tells you". The Independent. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  5. "SHM Group". www.shm-group.net. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  6. "No. 61450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2015. p. N8.
  7. "MOORE, Professor H L (born 18 May 1957)". British Academy Fellows Archive. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011.
  8. "Melville J. Herskovits Prize". African Studies Association. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  9. "Social anthropologist recognised by Queen's University Belfast". University of Cambridge. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Marilyn Strathern
William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology
Cambridge University

2008 – 2014
Succeeded by
James Laidlaw