Afshin is a family and social demographer. Her research investigates how the social and economic context of families, as well as the race and gender of individuals, lead to inequalities across childhood and adolescence.
Currently, her work examines the role of nonstandard work schedules on children’s health and development and parent’s wellbeing in the US and UK, work that has been funded by ESRC and the Institute of Education.
In her podcast, A Life’s Work, Afshin explores the latest evidence on shift work and how it affects family life and the health and wellbeing of mothers, fathers, and children.
Prior to joining CLS, Afshin was an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University and has worked at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL.