Is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College. Her interests include labour markets, and particularly women and children’s work, and the links between the family and the economy. She has edited the Economic History Review, been President of the Economic History Society, and Vice President of the Economic History Association. She has written a large number of articles and papers and edited several collections and journal special issues. Her paper ‘Enclosures, Common Rights and Women: The Proletarianization of Families in late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Century Britain’, won the Arthur H. Cole Prize for the outstanding article published in the Journal of Economic History in 1990. Her book, Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution was awarded the Gyorgi Ranki Biennial Prize for an outstanding book in European Economic History by the Economic History Association in 2011. A documentary for BBC4, The Children who Built Victorian Britain, based on this research and which Professor Humphries presented, won the award for the Best History Program at the International History Makers festival in New York in February 2012. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Historical Society, and the British Academy. She was awarded a CBE for services to Social Science and Economic History in 2018.