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Dr Nicola Barban Reader, University of Essex

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I am a demographer interested in family formation, genetics in social science and life course analysis. I am a co-Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) and an Associate Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. I did my PhD in Statistical Sciences at the University of Padova, Italy. Before moving to Essex, I worked as Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford and as postdoctoral researcher at University of Groningen.

Research Interests

  • Demography
  • Sociogenomics
  • Social interactions
  • Life course
  • Migration and Ethnicity

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  1. Causal effects of the timing of life-course events: age at retirement and subsequent health

    Nicola Barban, X. de Luna, E. Lundholm, et al.

    1. Older People
    2. Health
    3. Life Course Analysis
  2. Educational attainment and allostatic load in later life: evidence using genetic markers

    Xuejie Ding, Nicola Barban, and Melinda C. Mills

    1. Education
    2. Health
    3. Life Course Analysis
    4. Genetics
  3. The relationship between cognitive decline and a genetic predictor of educational attainment

    Xuejie Ding, Nicola Barban, Felix C. Tropf, et al.

    1. Older People
    2. Psychology
    3. Education
    4. Life Course Analysis
    5. Genetics
  4. Sequence analysis as a tool for family demography

    Nicola Barban and Maria Sironi

    1. Demography
    2. Family Formation And Dissolution
    3. Research
    4. Life Course Analysis
  5. The sociogenomics of polygenic scores of reproductive behavior and their relationship to other fertility traits

    Melinda C. Mills, Nicola Barban, and Felix C. Tropf

    1. Childbearing: Fertility
    2. Genetics
  6. Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations

    Felix C. Tropf, S. Hong Lee, Renske M. Verweij, et al.

    1. Health
    2. Sociology
    3. Biology
    4. Genetics

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