People

 

Core Team

Melinda Mills

Centre Director, Co-Leader Programme 4:

Sociogenomics

Jennifer Beam Dowd

Deputy Director, LCDS

British Academy Global Professor

Melinda Mills, MBE, FBA

Centre Director, Nuffield Professor of Sociology (Oxford). Research spans genetics, computational demography, diversity, statistics, environmental measures, fertility, assortative mating.

melinda.mills@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Professor Mills' biography

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Jennifer Beam Dowd

Francis Dodoo

Deputy Director LCDS; Associate Professor Demography and Population Health (Oxford). Research spans bio-social science, mortality trends, social epidemiology, microbiome, infections & immune function

jennifer.dowd@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Professor Beam Dowd's biography

British Academy Global Professor, LCDS and Nuffield CollegeResearch spans gender, power and sexual decision-making, demographic and health outcomes associated with urban poverty, inequality issues among Africans in the diaspora, and building research capacity in Africa.

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Ridhi Kashyap
Christiaan Monden
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Co-Leader Programme 1: Digital & Computational Science

Ridhi
Kashyap

Associate Professor Social Demography (Oxford). Research spans migration, gender, mortality, ethnicity, digital demography, micro-simulation, agent-based models, big data.

ridhi.kashyap@sociology.ox.ac.uk

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Co-Leader Programme 2: 

Environmental Context,

Demography & Climate Change

Christiaan Monden

Professor, Head of Department of Sociology (Oxford). Research spans

family size, inequality, wellbeing, mortality, marriage patterns.

christiaan.monden@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Doug Leasure

Senior Data Scientist.

Doug’s research spans human demography, population ecology, geosciences, and Bayesian statistics. 

doug.leasure@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Doug Leasure's biography

Yan Liu

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Liu

Kayla Schulte

Kayla

Schulte

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Jiaxin Shi

DPhil student in Sociology. Research focuses on the impact of social and environmental factors on cognitive function and how the impact might vary by genetic susceptibility. She is also interested in sex differences in health, health-care quality, health-care reform in China.

Yan Liu's biography

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DPhil in Sociology. Research focuses on the collection and communication of local air pollution data. She is also interested in the implementation of participatory research methods for local air quality management. 

Kayla Schulte's biography

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DPhil student in Sociology. Research interests include formal demography, population health, population aging, and social inequality.

Jiaxin Shi's biography

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Per Block

Per

Block

Departmental Research Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sociology. Research spans social network evolution, statistical models for inter-dependent data, social mobility, inequality, and social influence.

per.block@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Per Block's biography

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Charles Rahal

Charles

Rahal

Departmental Research Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social Data Science. Research spans demography, sociology, civic technology, applied econometric methods and inequality, typically with 'big' and\or unstructured data.

charles.rahal@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Charles Rahal's biography

David Brazel

David
Brazel

Senior research associate. Research interests include behavioral genetics, scalable digital phenotyping methods, and the integration of geospatial data.

david.brazel@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Liliana Andriano

Liliana

Andriano

Postdoctoral researcher. Research spans mortality, gender, education, spatial demography. 

liliana.andriano@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Liliana Andriano's biography

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Francesco Rampazzo

Francesco Rampazzo

Career Development Fellow in Marketing and Consumer Demography at LCDS and Saïd Business School. Research interests include digital and computational demography with applications in fertility, migration, transition to adulthood, and survey research.

Francesco Rampazzo's biography

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Bo Zhao

Postdoctoral researcher

Current research interests lie primarily in semantic and sentiment text analysis, robust and dynamic data management, data visualisation and prediction, and gamifications in research studies.

bo.zhao@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Bo Zhao's biography

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Jose Manuel Aburto

José Manuel Aburto

Newton Fellow at the Department of Sociology and LCDS (Oxford). Research spans population health, mathematical demography, health inequalities and ageing.

jose-manuel.aburto@sociology.ox.ac.uk

José Manuel Aburto's biography

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Per Engzell

Per

Engzell

Postdoctoral researcher. Research spans intergenerational mobility, origins of institutions, technological change.

per.engzell@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Per Engzell's biography

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Valentina Rotondi

Valentina

Rotondi

Postdoctoral researcher. Dr. Rotondi is a social scientist with training in applied economics and econometrics and a focus of research on development, and the interactions between population, development, and technological change. Over the next years, she plans to study the neuroeconomic implications of transitioning into parenthood

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Xuejie Ding

Xuejie

Ding

Postdoctoral researcher. Research adopts a biosocial approach integrating life course perspective and fundamental causes theory, to bridge the disjointed knowledge on contextual, social and biological influences on health.

xuejie.ding@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Xuejie Ding's biography

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Romola Davenport

Senior Research Fellow (Cambridge). Research spans health geographies, 

historical demography, history of public health, urbanisation, 

historical epidemiology, infectious diseases in European societies 

c.1600 - 1945.

Romola Davenport's biography

Mark Verhagen

Mark

Verhagen

DPhil student in Sociology. Research interest focuses on bridging the gap between advances in statistical computing, notably from the domains of pattern recognition and machine learning, and classical empirical approaches predominantly applied within the social sciences.

mark.verhagen@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Mark Verhagen's biography.

Leo Azzollini

Leo

Azzollini

Postdoctoral Research Officer at LCDS, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at Oxford Martin School, and in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI), (Oxford). Research interests include the interplay between socio-economic inequalities and demographic behaviour, with a geographic focus on OECD countries, and more broadly the causes and consequences of inequalities from different social-scientific perspectives, spanning sociology, demography, economics, and political science.

Leo Azzollini's biography

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Bastian A. Betthäuser

Postdoctoral Researcher. Research focuses on social inequality, how it accumulates over the life-course, how it is transmitted across generations, and the effectiveness of public policies in reducing it.

Bastian Betthäuser's biography

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Arun Frey

Postdoctoral researcher. Research spans migration, violence, and inequality, using methods from computational social science.

arun.frey@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Arun Frey's biography

 

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Saul Newman

Research Associate. Research on kin selection and networks, agronomy, and the evolution of ageing. 

saul.newman@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Saul Newman's biography

 

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Sofia Gieysztor

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Sander
Wagner

Research is focused on age segregation and network demographics. Work at the Centre includes data sourcing, systematic reviews, and scientometrics. Interested in the process of bridging the various methods required for causal demographics.

Research Associate.

Research focuses on the labour-market consequences of motherhood, as well as on how demographic processes affect wealth inequality. 

sander.wagner@sociology.ox.ac.uk

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Ryohei
Mogi

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social Demography. Research spans family demography, formal demography, fertility, childlessness, mate search, and partnership formation.

ryohei.mogi@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Ryohei Mogi's biography

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Evelina Akimova

Postdoctoral researcher. Research interests include chronotype, mental health, and wellbeing, using methods from computational social science and statistical genetics. 

evelina.akimova@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Evelina Akimova's biography

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Daniela Urbina

Postdoctoral Researcher. Research spans family demography, gender inequality, education, and quantitative methods. 

daniela.urbinajulio@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Daniela Urbina's biography

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Joseph Millard

Postdoctoral researcher in crowdsourced data collection. Research spans chronotype, culturomics, computational ecology, conservation biology, and the effects of climate and biodiversity change on people. 

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Associate Members

David Hendry

Co-Leader Programme 2: 

Environmental Context,

Demography & Climate Change

David Hendry, Kt, FBA

Professor of Economics, Co-director Climate Econometrics (Oxford). Research spans econometric methods, theory, and modelling, computing, applications, forecasting.

david.hendry@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

John Ermisch
John Muellbauer

Co-Leader Programme 3: Inequality & Diversity

John Ermisch, FBA

Professor Family Sociology (Oxford). Editor Population Studies. Research spans family economics, intergenerational transfers and transmission.

john.ermisch@sociology.ox.ac.uk

John Muellbauer

Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College and INET (OMS), (Oxford). Evidence-based research in macroeconomics, household behaviour and housing, with a focus on interactions between financial markets and the real economy.

john.muellbauer@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Jan O. Jonsson

Co-Leader Programme 3: Inequality & Diversity

Jan O. Jonsson

Professor Sociology (Oxford). Research spans intergenerational processes, children’s wellbeing, educational inequality, migration and ethnic integration

janne.jonsson@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Nan Dirk de Graaf

Co-Leader Programme 3: Inequality & Diversity

Nan Dirk de Graaf

Professor Sociology (Oxford). Research spans social stratification, educational attainment, social mobility, political sociology, religion

nan.degraaf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Augustine Kong

Co-Leader Programme 4: Sociogenomics

Augustine Kong

Professor Statistical Genetics (Oxford). Research spans statistics, molecular genetics, parent-child genetic data, methodology, statistical development

 augustine.kong@bdi.ox.ac.uk

Cecilia Lindgren

Co-Leader Programme 4: Sociogenomics

Cecilia Lindgren

Professor Molecular Genetics, Big Data Institute (Oxford). Research spans large-scale genetic datasets, sex differences, obesity.

celicwel@ox.ac.uk

Simon Myers

Co-Leader Programme 4: Sociogenomics

Simon Myers

Professor Mathematical Genomics & Bioinformatics (Oxford). Research spans population and evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics, stochastic methods, reproductive biology.

myers@stats.ox.ac.uk

Richard Breen

Co-Leader Programme 5: Causality

Richard

Breen, FBA

Professor Sociology (Oxford). Research spans causality, statistical methods, education, inequality and mobility.

richard.breen@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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Robin Evans
Ben Nielsen
Max Roser

Co-Leader Programme 7:

Ethics, Truth & Trust

Robin Evans

Associate Professor Statistics (Oxford). Research spans data linkage, graphical models, causal inference, latent variable models, algebraic statistics

evans@stats.ox.ac.uk

Bent Nielsen

Professor of Econometrics (Oxford) Research spans time series, outlier detection, forecasting with age-period-cohort model

bent.nielsen@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Max Roser

Senior Research Fellow (Oxford), Our World in Data. Research spans economic inequality, data visualization, Sustainable Development Goals

max.roser@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

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Madeline Sumption
David Kirk

Co-Leader Programme 6:

Society & Sustainability

Andrew Stephen

Co-Leader Programme 7:

Ethics, Truth & Trust

Madeline Sumption 

MBE

David Kirk

Andrew Stephen

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Director Migration Observatory (Oxford), member UK government Migration Advisory Committee. Research spans migration statistics, drivers international migration.

madeline.sumption@compas.ox.ac.uk

Professor Sociology (Oxford). Research spans demography of crime, experimental research, quantitative methods, urban sociology.

david.kirk@sociology.ox.ac.uk

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L’Oréal Professor of Marketing (Oxford). Marketing expert, research spans technology, digital and social media, consumer behaviour.

andrew.stephen@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Luciano Floridi

Co-Leader Programme 7:

Ethics, Truth & Trust

Luciano

Floridi

Professor Philosophy of Ethics of Information, Director Digital Ethics Lab (Oxford). Research spans information and computer ethics, philosophy of technology

luciano.floridi@oii.ox.ac.uk

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Alice Reid
Janine Aron

Co Leader 

Programme 1:

Digital & Computational Science

Alice

Reid

University Lecturer (Cambridge). Research spans geography, historical demographer, infant, early child and maternal mortality and fertility in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

alice.reid@geog.cam.ac.uk

Janine Aron

Senior Research Fellow, INET (OMS), (Oxford). Research spans monetary and exchange rate policy, macroeconomics and financial stability, mainly but not only in the emerging market context.  

janine.aron@economics.ox.ac.uk