Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

Professor Peter Saunders is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS). He was the Centre’s Director of Social Policy from 2002-2008, and before that was Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex and Research Manager at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Before joining CIS, Saunders published major works on topics including meritocracy, contemporary capitalism, privatisation and home ownership.

His work at CIS has focused mainly on issues of poverty, social inequality and welfare reform.