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Naomi Yohendran

2 September 2022

Naomi is the Communications Officer for CLS and the UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO). Her role involves developing targeted, timely communications across a range of channels, including social media, web, events and print.  

Dr Jake Anders

26 August 2022

Jake’s research focuses on better understanding the causes and consequences of educational inequalities, evaluating policies and programmes aiming to reduce these inequalities, and how best to do this evaluation. In addition to leading the COSMO study, Jake’s other work includes research projects for multiple UK government departments, such as work for the Department for Education […]

Bettina Moltrecht

4 February 2022

Bettina is a research fellow investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on population health, with a specific focus on mental health, using data from multiple cohort studies and electronic health records. Her wider research focuses on the development and treatment of mental ill-health with a specific focus on emotion regulation and the use of technology […]

Charis Bridger Staatz

21 December 2021

Charis is a post-doctoral Research Fellow working with Dr Richard Silverwood and Professor George Ploubidis. She is researching what the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been on health and well-being. She is working as part of the National Core Studies project, and the CLS COVID-19 project. Charis completed her PhD in Social Epidemiology at […]

JD Carpentieri

8 November 2021

JD is an Associate Professor of Social Science and Policy in the Department of Education, Practice and Society, and an Honorary Research Associate at CLS. He conducts cohort study-based qualitative research, with particular focuses on identity, ageing, health and physical activity. He is currently Co-Investigator on a qualitative longitudinal study of cohort members’ experiences of, […]

Maggie Fraser

8 November 2021

Maggie is one of the Research Data Managers in CLS’s Data Management team. She handles genetic and geographical linkage data requests from researchers and also supports data management for NCDS, BCS70, Next Steps and MCS. Previously Maggie worked at UCL’s Institute of Neurology managing, quality controlling & analysing MRI biomarker data from longitudinal dementia trials. […]

Chao Fang

2 November 2021

Dr Chao Fang works as a Research Fellow, conducting a longitudinal qualitative research project on long COVID. As part of the NHIR-UKRI funded Convalescence Long COVID Study, Chao will explore the lived experiences of long COVID of members from four CLS-based cohort studies (NCDS, BCS70, Next Steps and MCS). The research findings will be used […]

Claudia Yogeswaran

21 September 2021

Rhiannon Jones

27 August 2021

Rhiannon is a Survey Manager working on the Millennium Cohort Study, which follows the lives of people born at the turn of the new century. She is involved in the design, development and implementation of the study. Rhiannon joined the CLS team with an MSc Psychology degree and experience in social and market research.

Lasana Harris

26 August 2021

Professor Harris works with the Millennium Cohort Study’s Measurement Lab, helping to develop behavioural measures of cognitive and affective phenomena beyond self-report. He also works on refining and condensing existing self-report scales. Professor Harris has over 15 years’ experience in social psychology and neuroscience, and is an expert in behavioural and physiological measurement. He has […]

Liam Wright

27 July 2021

Liam is a post-doctoral researcher using CLS’s genetic data to explore social inequalities in health and changes in inequality through time. He is also involved in work to quality control CLS genetic data, working with colleagues at UCL and the University of Bristol. Liam has over five years’ experience of research in public health, having […]

Tugba Adali

14 July 2021

Tugba started working at CLS in 2021 as a survey manager in the COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities (COSMO) Project, a new cohort study to investigate how the pandemic affects socio-economic inequalities in life chances. Tugba holds a PhD in demography from the Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies in Turkey. She worked there as […]

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