Nicholas Abercrombie

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Nicholas Abercrombie (born 1944) is a British sociologist and retired academic. He was Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University from 1990 to 2004.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Birmingham in 1944, Abercrombie's father Michael and mother Jane (née Johnson) were academics. He was educated at The Queen's College, Oxford, graduating with a BA in 1966. He then completed an MSc at the London School of Economics in 1968.[1]

Abercrombie worked as a research officer in town planning at University College London from 1968 to 1970, when he joined Lancaster University as a lecturer. He then carried out doctoral studies there and obtained a PhD in 1980. In 1983, he was promoted to a senior lectureship and in 1988 became reader in sociology. In 1990, he was appointed Professor of Sociology at Lancaster, and in 1995 became Pro-Vice Chancellor.[1] He retired in 2004.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b Jeffrey Chapman, Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series (Gale, 1997), vol. 59, p. 1.
  2. ^ "Nick Abercrombie", SAGE Publications. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ Centre for Death and Society Conference 2013: Book of Abstracts (Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, 2013), p. 1.