At the current time I am seconded (50%) to the Institute for Economic and Social Research (ISER), University of Essex. ISER comprises the ESRC United Kingdom Longitudinal Studies Centre (ULSC) and the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MISOC) and has a world class reputation. Essex University is a leading research university in Britain, and is ranked within the top ten (RAE 2001). Essex is known for its internationally excellent social sciences research, having achieved 5* ratings for its three social sciences departments (Economics, Government and Sociology).


          Academic Realted Activities


Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Centre For Applied Statistics, Lancaster University (now rated 6* RAE)


Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Longitudinal Studies Centre - Scotland University of St Andrews

Vice President of Research Committee 33 Logic and Methodology, of the International Sociological Association


Member of the BHPS Living in Scotland Advisory Committee


Member of the Scottish Longitudinal Study Management Committee

Associate Editor of Survey Research Methods


         Economic and Social Research Council Related


Member of the Economic and Social Research Council Strategic Research Board Population Challenge Group (2006 - )

Member of the ESRC Research Grants Board (August 2002 – August 2006)


Vice-chair of Assessment Panel of ESRC Seminar Series Competition (2006)


Member of the ESRC Sociology, History and Anthropology Research College