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Dr Gundi Knies Research Fellow

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Email
gknies@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 872734
Office
2N2.4.21
Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

  • subjective well-being, life satisfaction and happiness
  • neighbourhoods and community
  • poverty and income inequality
  • social disadvantage and social inequalities
  • consent to linking administrative records to survey data

I am a quantitative researcher with training and research experience in Economics, Social Policy and Sociology. I have experience undertaking income distribution/poverty, life satisfaction and neighbourhood effects analysis using a range of datasets, including the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) and the British Household Panel Study (BHPS). I am interested in research around what it is that makes people satisfied with their lives. My main focus lies on the whether and how the local context enhances or hinders people's life chances.

My current research centers around the relationship between where people live and how this impacts their well-being. I am also interested in exciting innovative data collections and am involved in a number of projects that are looking to analyse data from longitudinal studies and administrative records.

Responsibilities

I am member of the design and implementation team of Understanding Society, managing health and economic record linkages. I am also involved with training researchers in using the BHPS and Understanding Society data using Stata.

What's new?

New findings on consent to data linkage: Analysis of four studies in a comparative framework reveals: health linkage consent rates on British cohort studies higher than on UK household panel surveys. BMC Medical Research Methodology 14:125.

New data file linking Understanding Society Waves 1-3 with DfT Accessibility Statistics 2009-2011 now available, see http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue?sn=7533

Now eliciting your new exciting research using linked data survey and admin data for presentation at the European Survey Research Association conference 2015 in Reykjavik. For further details and to submit your abstract, see http://www.europeansurveyresearch.org/conference


Publications

Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 57 in total

  1. Linking administrative records to surveys: differences in the correlates to consent decisions

    Tarek Al Baghal, Gundi Knies, and Jonathan Burton

    1. Survey Methodology
    2. Health
    3. Education
  2. Analysis of four studies in a comparative framework reveals: health linkage consent rates on British cohort studies higher than on UK household panel surveys

    Gundi Knies and Jonathan Burton

    1. Survey Methodology
    2. Health
  3. Propensity to consent to data linkage: experimental evidence on the role of three survey design features in a UK longitudinal panel

    Emanuela Sala, Gundi Knies, and Jonathan Burton

  4. Life events and travel behavior: exploring the Interrelationship Using UK Household Longitudinal Study data

    Ben Clark, Kiron Chatterjee, Steve Melia, Gundi Knies, and Heather Laurie

    1. Life Course Analysis
    2. Travel
  5. Exploring role of interviewers in collecting survey respondents’ consent to link survey data to administrative records.

    Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala, and Gundi Knies

  6. Understanding Society: Waves 1-3, 2009-2012: Special Licence Access, Geographical Accessibility: the UKHLS -Accessibility data file user guide: version 1.1

    Gundi Knies and Seetha Menon

  7. Exploring role of interviewers in collecting survey respondents’ consent to link survey data to administrative records.

    Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala, and Gundi Knies

  8. Propensity to consent to data linkage: experimental evidence from the Innovation Panel on the role of three survey design features

    Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala, and Gundi Knies

  9. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

    Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

    1. Ethnic Groups
    2. Well Being
    3. Area Effects
  10. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

    Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

    1. Ethnic Groups
    2. Well Being
    3. Area Effects
  11. Neighbourhood social ties: how much do residential, physical and virtual mobility matter?

    Gundi Knies

    1. Area Effects
    2. Social Capital
    3. Transport
  12. Propensity to consent to data linkage: experimental evidence from the Innovation Panel on the role of three survey design features

    Emanuela Sala, Gundi Knies, and Jonathan Burton

  13. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: Is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

    Lucinda Platt, Alita Nandi, and Gundi Knies

  14. Enhancing the current knowledge on linking survey data to administrative records. Evidence from the Innovation Panel of the UK Household Longitudinal Study

    Emanuela Sala, Jonathan Burton, and Gundi Knies

  15. CONSENT TO HEALTH RECORD LINKAGE ON LONGITUDINAL STUDIES: COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES ACCROSS UK COHORT AND HOUSEHOLD PANEL STUDIES

    Gundi Knies and Jonathan Burton


Media

Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 56 in total

  1. Pretty face can guarantee a successful career

  2. Good looks bring success at all ages

  3. Beauties are work hotshots

  4. Why your face really is the key to fortune

  5. Looks go long pay

  6. Forget university! It's a PRETTY FACE that helps guarantee a successful career

  7. One-child families increase because of recession

  8. Older mums and cost cutting family size

  9. How to survive the teens years - a parents guide

  10. Bad health, low pay and unlucky in love? Just blame your siblings

  11. Bad health, low pay and unlucky in love? Just blame your siblings - whether you are a clumsy youngest child or a clever eldest, birth order affects the way you live your life, Peta Bee says

  12. Back off, but not too much - how to raise a happy teenager

  13. How to raise a happy teenager

  14. Today's happy teenagers just value the simple things in life

  15. Tell this to your sulking teen! Having friends and going swimming are more important than money to today's youth, study finds


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