Margaret Harris
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Work Experience

2008 – Emeritus Professor of Voluntary Sector Organisation, Aston University;
2006 – Visiting Professor, Birkbeck, University of London;
2006-2013 Academic Adviser to the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR
1999-2007 Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham - Professor of Voluntary Sector Organisation; Chair and Co-Founder of the Aston Centre for Voluntary Action Research (ACVAR)
1987-98  London School of Economics, Department of Social Policy and Administration - Lecturer in Voluntary Sector Organisation.  Concurrently Assistant Director of the Centre for Voluntary Organisation (CVO)
1981-87  Brunel University, Uxbridge, Institute of Organisation and Social Studies - Research Fellow in PORTVAC (Programme of Research and Training in Voluntary Action)
1977-81  Citizens Advice Bureau - Trainer and Volunteer Advice Worker
1969-77  Greater London Council, Central Policy Studies Unit and Research and Intelligence Unit - Professional Officer
1967-69  Greater London Council, Department of the Director General - Administrative Officer 

Editorial Positions

International Editor of the Journal of  Nonprofit Management and Leadership (1997-2001) ·
Review Board for Special Issue of the Journal of Business Research (2001-2002)·
Editorial Board of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2004-· )
Editor of Special Issue of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly on ‘Theories and Concepts for the Study of Nonprofits and Voluntary Action’ (2007-2009)
Member (by election) of the Editorial Management Board of Voluntary Sector Review (2009-  )

Editorial Board of Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Enterprise Research  (2010 - )


B.Soc.Sci (Hons 1st Class) Sociology and Politics, Birmingham University·
M.A. (with distinction) Public and Social Administration, Brunel University·
Ph.D. London University, London School of Economics