Jane Pilcher Ph.D is a sociologist based in Leicestershire, UK. She provides insights about people’s names and baby names, and delivers equalities workshops on names and identities.

“As a leading baby names expert and people’s names expert, I provide consultancy services to journalists, to organisations and to members of the public.

My media appearances on radio and television include BBC’s The One Show, Woman’s Hour and Thinking Allowed. My analysis of trends in people’s names and baby names has featured in a range of national and international publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation.

In my equalities and names workshops, I help participants to understand the significance names have for identities and why it matters to get people’s names right”.

Jane is a former Associate Professor of Sociology and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, University of West of England, Bristol, UK.