About me

I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Employment Research. 

My current work focuses on school choice, social mobility and returns to education, and I have wider interests in the economic and social determinants of population health.

My research involves analysing large survey datasets, often linked with administrative records, to evaluate public policies and understand variation in outcomes across the life course.

​I have held previous posts at the New Zealand Treasury, University of Glasgow, and Lancaster University, where I completed my PhD. I am affiliated with the IZA, Institute of Labor Economics, as a Research Fellow since 2019.

Research

Selected research-in-progress:

- ESRC-funded project tracing post-War trends in social mobility by region in England and Wales (joint with Franz Buscha and Patrick Sturgis)

- Nuffield Foundation-funded project investigating the causes and consequences of youth custody in England, specifically focussing on the role of school peers (joint with Richard Dorsett and Veruska Oppedisano)

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.