Areas of expertise
I am a Lecturer and Senior researcher at the Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (INVEST) Flagship at the University of Turku. Prior to this, I held the University lectureship in quantitative methodology at the Department of Social Research and a postdoctoral position on the European Research Council funded project INDIRECT (Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation) led by Prof. Jani Erola at the University of Turku. I received my doctorate from the European University Institute in 2016 as part of the ERC project eduLIFE (Education as a Lifelong Process) led by Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld. I have also previously worked as a researcher at the University of Bamberg, Germany and as a research assistant at the Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland.
My research focuses on cumulative inequality over the life course, early childhood inequality, and geographical mobility in the inter-generational transmission of (dis)advantage. I am particularly interested in subject choice, the role of information in educational attainment, the influence of social origin and the home learning environment on cognitive development and the impact of family migration on children's educational outcomes.