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  • Anthony Buttaro Visiting Academic
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    Anthony Buttaro
    Visiting Academic
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    a.buttarojr@ucl.ac.uk

    Anthony Buttaro is a doctoral student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).  His areas of interest are early childhood, sociology of education, logic of inquiry and methodology with emphasis on the micro-macro link, causal analysis and advanced statistical modelling for longitudinal analysis.

    While at CLS, Anthony works with Prof. Heather Joshi on the Home Moves project - a comparative study of the US and UK, using Fragile Families and the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood residential mobility.

  • Ludovica Gambaro Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, DIW Berlin
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    Ludovica Gambaro
    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, DIW Berlin
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    L.Gambaro@ucl.ac.uk

    Ludovica worked in CLS from 2013 to 2016, mainly on the Millennium Cohort Study and she continues to collaborate with researchers in CLS. Her main areas of interest are inequalities in child development, early childhood education and care services, residential mobility. 

  • Tina Haux Visiting Research Associate
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    Tina Haux
    Visiting Research Associate
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    thaux@lincoln.ac.uk

    Tina Haux is a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Lincoln.  Her areas of interest and expertise include family policy and social justice, in particular lone parents, welfare to work and post-separation parenting.

    Tina is collaborating with Prof. Lucinda Platt on a project on which she is the principal investigator, and Lucinda is co-investigator, and which uses MCS data.

  • Anesa Hosein Visiting Research Associate
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    Anesa Hosein
    Visiting Research Associate
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    a.hosein@surrey.ac.uk

    Anesa is a lecturer in the Department of Higher Education at the University of Surrey.  She is interested in undergraduate students’ metacognitive strategies in learning, particularly within mathematics.  She is also interested in developing a body of work in undergraduate research methods pedagogy.

    At CLS Anesa is working with Dr. Alice Sullivan on a British Academy Skills Aquisition grant using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) dataset to investigate the socio-economic factors and attitudes that influence students’ choice of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A-levels and university.

  • Mary Clare Lennon Visiting Fellow
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    Mary Clare Lennon
    Visiting Fellow
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     Mary Clare Lennon is a professor at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York (CUNY) in the PhD Program in Sociology and DPH Program in Public Health.  She has recently been granted an award from the National Centre for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to analyze data from a US birth cohort study, the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, and is working with Prof. Heather Joshi to develop a comparative study of the US and UK, using Fragile Families and the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood residential mobility. Funding for this collaboration has been received from the ESCR/SSRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowship Program.

    For more information on Mary Clare, please see the CUNY Graduate Centre website.
    Further information on Mary Clare can be obtained from the CUNY website.Mary Clare Lennon is a professor at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York (CUNY) in the PhD Program in Sociology and DPH Program in Public Health.  Mary Clare is working with Prof. Heather Joshi colleagues at CLS to examine the precursors and consequences of residential mobility for young children. She has recently been granted an award from the National Centre for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to analyze data from a US birth cohort study (the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study).  
    Mary Clare and Heather are working to develop a comparative study of the US and UK, using Fragile Families and the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood residential mobility. Funding for this collaboration has been received from the ESCR/SSRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowship Program.
    Further information on Mary Clare can be obtained from the CUNY website.Mary Clare Lennon is a professor at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York (CUNY) in the PhD Program in Sociology and DPH Program in Public Health.  Mary Clare is working with Prof. Heather Joshi colleagues at CLS to examine the precursors and consequences of residential mobility for young children. She has recently been granted an award from the National Centre for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to analyze data from a US birth cohort study (the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study).  
    Mary Clare and Heather are working to develop a comparative study of the US and UK, using Fragile Families and the Millennium Cohort Study to investigate childhood residential mobility. Funding for this collaboration has been received from the ESCR/SSRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowship Program.
    Further information on Mary Clare can be obtained from the CUNY website.
  • Jennifer Maggs Visiting Research Associate
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    Jennifer Maggs
    Visiting Research Associate
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    Jennifer Maggs is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Prevention Research Centre for the Promotion of Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, in the US.

    Jennifer is working on the “prevalence predictors and consequences of alcohol use from childhood to midlife” project funded by the National Institute of Health, USA.  She will be working with Prof. Lucinda Platt and the MCS team to include additional measures of alcohol attitudes and use in the MCS fifth survey, and will be participating in the Consultations on MCS6 on 7th October at the Institute.

    More information about Jennifer can be obtained from the Penn State University website.

  • Praveetha Patalay Research Associate
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    Praveetha Patalay
    Research Associate
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    020 7 612 6051
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    praveetha.patalay.11@ucl.ac.uk

    Praveetha's research interests primarily fall in the area of child development and epidemiology with a focus on children's mental health - its prevalence, risk factors, consequences, developmental pathways and how we can best support young people. Her research to-date includes investigating measurement of mental health, developmental trajectories of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents, risk and protective factors, and school-based mental health and mental health literacy interventions. She enjoys working with large datasets and using advanced methodological approaches.

  • Chris Taylor Visiting Research Associate
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    Chris Taylor
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    taylorcm@cardiff.ac.uk

    Dr. Chris Taylor is a senior lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.  He has an ESRC mid-career fellowship to use MCS data about education in Wales and is being mentored by Prof. Heather Joshi.

    Originally a Geographer, Chris is also interested in looking at neighbourhood effects across the UK.  In a related project he is responsible for the evaluation of the Foundation Stage in Wales.

    More information about Chris can be obtained from the Cardiff University website.

  • Nikos Tzavidis Research Associate
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    Nikos Tzavidis
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    Nikos Tzavidis left CLS in September 2007 to work as Lecturer in Social Statistics in the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester.  In September 2010, he moved to the University of Southampton where he currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences.

    Nikos still maintains links with CLS and QSS (Department for Quantitative Social Sciences) mainly through his involvment in the ESRC Admin Node project, and through collaborative work with other CLS senior researchers.

    Further information on Nikos can be obtained from the University of Southampton website.

  • Georgia Verropoulou Visiting Research Associate
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    Georgia Verropoulou
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    gverrop@unipi.gr

    Dr. Georgia Verropoulou is a lecturer at the Statistics and Insurance Science department at the University of Piraeus.  She has worked extensively with colleagues at the Center for Longitudinal studies analyzing Cohort Studies data and in particular NCDS. The focus of that analysis was factors affecting child outcomes.  In recent years the focus has shifted to comparing the effects of mother’s employment in the UK and the US using BCS70 data for the British rather than the NCDS. This project led to various presentations both nationally and internationally. 

    Georgia is currently collaborating with Prof. Heather Joshi and Nikos Tzavidis to further the analysis of maternal employment and its effects on child development using BCS70 data, the results of which will also be compared with other similar analysis on US data.

    For more information on Georgia, please see the University of Piraeus website.