People

 

Core Team

Melinda Mills

Centre Director, Co-leader Programme 4:

Sociogenomics

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[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

Deputy Director, LCDS

Jennifer Beam Dowd

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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

Per

Engzell

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

per.engzell[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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British Academy Global Professor

Francis Dodoo

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.

Joining LCDS in January 2021

Per

Block

Departmental Research Lecturer. Research spans the sociology of networks, social influence, statistical modeling, evolution of interpersonal relations, social mobility and segregation.

per.block[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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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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Liliana

Andriano

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

liliana.andriano[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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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.

David

Brazel

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

david.brazel[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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Leo

Azzollini

Mark

Verhagen

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. 

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.

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Yan

Liu

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.

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Kayla Schulte

Kayla

Schulte

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. 

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Associate Members

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[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Co-Leader Programme 4: Sociogenomics

Cecilia Lindgren

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

 

celi[at]wel.ox.ac.uk

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[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Co-Leader Programme 4: Sociogenomics

Simon Myers

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

 

myers[at]stats.ox.ac.uk

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[at]bdi.ox.ac.uk

Co-Leader Programme 5: Causality

Richard

Breen, FBA

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

 

richard.breen[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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Robin Evans

Robin Evans

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

 

evans[at]stats.ox.ac.uk

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Co-Leader Programme 6:

Society & Sustainability

Madeline Sumption, MBE

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

 

madeline.sumption[at]compas.ox.ac.uk

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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[at]oii.ox.ac.uk

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Bent Nielsen

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

 

bent.nielsen[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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Co-Leader Programme 5: Causality

Co-Leader Programme 7:

Ethics, Truth & Trust

David Kirk

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

 

david.kirk[at]sociology.ox.ac.uk

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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[at]geog.cam.ac.uk

Max Roser

Max Roser

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

 

max.roser[at]oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

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Co-Leader Programme 7:

Ethics, Truth & Trust

Andrew Stephen

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

 

andrew.stephen[at]sbs.ox.ac.uk

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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[at]economics.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[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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