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From academics who are experts in their field to innovators in survey development and the brightest postgraduate students, the ISER staff and its Research Associates represent a unique research community that makes a major contribution to the University of Essex's standing as the leading university in the UK for social science research.



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Tarek Al Baghal

Research Fellow

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Silvia Avram

Research Fellow

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Selçuk Bedük

Senior Research Officer

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Michaela Benzeval

Director, Understanding Society


Leda Maria Bonazzi

Research Assistant


Cara Booker

Research Fellow and Graduate Director

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Magda Borkowska

Senior Research Officer

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Mike Brewer

Professor of Economics


Patryk Bronka

Senior Research Officer

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Jonathan Burton

Associate Director, Surveys

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Amy Clair

Research Fellow

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Paul Clarke

Professor of Social Statistics & ISER Research Director


Diego Collado

Senior Research Officer

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Emilia Del Bono

Director of MiSoC

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Paul Fisher

Research Fellow

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Laura Fumagalli

Senior Research Officer

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Katrin Gasior

Senior Research Officer


Emily Grundy

Professor of Population Science, University of Essex

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Karon Gush

Senior Research Officer


Zhechun He

Senior Research Officer

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Angus Holford

Research Fellow


Annette Jäckle

Professor of Survey Methodology, Associate Director of Innovations for Understanding Society

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Olena Kaminska

Survey Statistician

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Jack Kneeshaw

Executive Director, Euromod

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Gundi Knies

Research Fellow

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Meena Kumari

Professor of Biological and Social Epidemiology

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Peter Lynn

Director of ISER


Jamie Moore

Research Fellow


Alita Nandi

Senior Research Fellow & Associate Director for Understanding Society

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Daria Popova

Research Fellow

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Stephen Pudney

Visiting Professor


Kelly Reeve

Research Assistant


Matteo Richiardi

EUROMOD Director

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Iva Valentinova Tasseva

Senior Research Officer


Carla Xena

Research Officer

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