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Lecturer in Economics and Social Statistics, UCL

John's research interests include the economics of education, access to higher education, intergenerational mobility, cross-national comparisons and educational inequalities. He has worked extensively with the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data, as reported widely in the British media. John was the recipient of an ESRC Research Scholarship 2006-2010 and awarded the prize as the 'most promising PhD student in the quantitative social sciences' at the University of Southampton. In October 2011 he was awarded a prestigious ESRC post-doctoral fellowship to continue his research into the educational and labour market expectations of adolescents and young adults.


  • 2014–present
    Reader, Insitute of Education, University of London
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer, Insitute of Education, University of London


  • 2010 
    PhD Social Statistics, University of Southampton


PhD Social Statistics