Income and wealth; Inequality; Population ageing; Retirement; Longitudinal analysis; Quantitative methods; Informal Care; Grandchild care
I have a long-standing interest in applying advanced quantitative methods to demographic issues and life course research. In particular, much of my previous and ongoing programme of research involves cross-national comparisons of the complex relationships between social engagement (volunteering, grandchild care provision, and paid work), social inequalities, and health in mid and later life using longitudinal secondary data (mostly ELSA, BHPS-UKHLS, and SHARE).
University College London (UCL) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. UCL has a global reputation for excellence in research and is committed to delivering impact and innovations that enhance the lives of people in the UK, across Europe and around the world. UCL was identified by the UK Research Excellence Framework as the top university in the UK for research strength and UCL is consistently placed in the global top 20 across a wide range of university rankings (currently joint 7th in the QS World University Ranking.
UCL’s total competitively awarded research income annually stands at an impressive € 574 million, of which 11% is European funded research & innovation. UCL is one of the leading recipients of European Framework Programme grants, with over 700 projects funded during the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and over 520 projects under Horizon 2020 (including 116 ERC grants, 116 MSCA individual fellowships and 217 collaborative RIA, IA and CSA projects).