I am a sociologist and social policy researcher working on socio-economic inequalities. My work is focused on quantitative research on social stratification and inequality, material and psychological wellbeing, comparative social policy, social mobility, and values and attitudes. My teaching covers areas like poverty, inequality, social policy, and research methods.
Currently I am a Lecturer in Social Policy at the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol and an Associate Fellow at Nuffield College and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University of Oxford. I am also affiliated to the School of Governance, Law and Society at Tallinn University and serve as an Associate Editor of European Societies, the flagship journal of the European Sociological Association.
Previously, I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, affiliated to the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. I have also worked as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and as a Research Officer as part of the Employment, Equity, and Growth Programme at the University of Oxford. I hold a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, a MSc from the University of Groningen, and a BSc from Tallinn University.