Bridget M Hutter is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE). 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 Chair in Risk Regulation, LSE Department of Sociology (2010 – 2019) and Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) (2000-2010) where she is now a Senior Research Associate. In October 2019 she was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK).
Bridget Hutter’s research interests are in the broad area of regulation and risk governance including the regulation of economic life; risk anticipation, resilience and natural disasters; risk based regulation; and the regulation of food, the environment, airline safety and occupational health and safety. 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 Managing Food Safety and Hygiene: Governance and Regulation as Risk Management (2011), 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 book, Regulatory Crisis: Negotiating the Consequences of Risk, Disasters and Crises, co-authored with Sally Lloyd-Bostock, was published by Cambridge University Press on 11th May 2017. Her current research is engaging with risk-based approaches to regulation and also with issues of risk, resilience, inequality and environmental regulation. An edited collection on these topics was published in July 2017 Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law (editor). Edward Elgar Publishing,
Bridget Hutter is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a FSANZ Fellow, alumnus of the World Economic Forum Network of Global Agenda Councils and Member of the Regulation & Governance Editorial Board. In 2010 she was appointed Trustee and Board Member of the policy research centre The Strategic Society Centre. She is regularly involved in policy-making discussions, with international bodies, business organizations, regulatory agencies and consumer groups. She was appointed a FSANZ (Food Standards Agency of Australia and New Zealand) Fellow in 2017 and in the UK she is a member of the the Environment Agency's Long-Term Investment Scenarios Development Group (LTIS). She has given advice to BALPA and the Civil Aviation Authority on the reporting culture amongst pilots; 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.