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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I earned my MSc in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh and PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Previously, I worked at the University of Cambridge and the University of Bremen and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition to my experience in academic institutions, I served as an Expert for the Public Sector Governance Group at the World Bank, the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, and the Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. I also worked for Tbilisi City Hall, the Task Force for Regional Development in Georgia, and the UK Department for Work and Pensions.
In my research I primarily study the cross-national trends, covariates and consequences of intergenerational social mobility using both comparative cross-national data sets and national longitudinal surveys. I contribute to teaching of Evaluation Methods Module to MSc and MPhil students in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation Programme. I am also a co-convener of Health Option Paper at the Department. From July 2017, I am a Principal Investigator of the Project on the Intergenerational Health Inequalities in Morbidity and Mortality financed by the Oxford University Press’ John Fell Fund which intends to employ theoretical and methodological advances from different disciplines such as sociology, social epidemiology, and public health and to improve our understanding of the mechanisms through which individuals’ health outcomes are transmitted across generations. My other research interests include public opinion and attitudes, comparative welfare research, migration and citizenship studies, and causal inference using observational data.