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Bridget M Hutter
Professor of Risk Regulation, Department of Sociology,
London School of Economics and Political Science

Bridget Hutter has a Chair in Risk Regulation at the London School of Economics. She studied sociology at the Universities of London and Oxford and has previously worked at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford and Jesus College, Oxford. She was Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) 2000-2010.

Bridget Hutter’s research interests are in the broad area of regulation and risk management including the regulation of economic life; organisational risk management; risk anticipation, resilience and natural disasters; and risk regulation in China. She is author of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation and has an international reputation for her work on compliance, regulatory enforcement and business risk management. Her publications include Anticipating Risks and Organizing Risk Regulation (edited, 2010), Organizational Encounters with Risk (edited with Mike Power, 2005), Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways (2001), Compliance: Regulation and Environment (1997). Her latest book Managing Food Safety and Hygiene: Governance and Regulation as Risk Management was published in 2011. She is currently working on a research project with Sally Lloyd-Bostock on risk regulation and crisis, this has been supported by a Rockefeller Residency.


Bridget Hutter is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an alumnus of the World Economic Forum Network of Global Agenda Councils and Member of British Journal of Sociology and Regulation & Governance Editorial Boards. In 2010 she was appointed Trustee and Board Member of the think tank The Strategic Society Centre. She is regularly involved in policy making discussions, with international bodies such as the World Economic Forum and with business organizations, regulatory agencies and consumer groups. She has given advice to the Environment Agency on compliance and small businesses; HSE on compliance research and regulatory impact; the Pennington Inquiry into the 2005 South Wales E.coli outbreak on food regulation; the Pitt Review Team on regulation and natural disasters; and various regulators on risk-based regulation. She also speaks at conferences, meetings and to international groups on risk regulation issues.