I am a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University, as the A. Watson Armour, III '33 Centennial Fellow. My specialisms are in family demography, welfare states, economic sociology, the sociology of emotions and mental health, and stratification/inequality. My dissertation, Feeling Unequal, investigates the role of mental health in social stratification.
Before starting at Princeton, I was a Research Fellow in Columbia University’s Population Research Center (2011-13) and a Visiting Research Fellow in Public Policy at Oxford University (2010-11). I graduated double-first class in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University, and have a Masters in Quantitative Methods in Social Science from Columbia University, where I was a Fulbright Scholar.
From 2008 to 2010, I worked as a Senior Policy Adviser on social policy in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. I began my career as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in London. I am a fellow of the British Royal Society for the Arts.