Project Team

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PI: Lynn Prince Cooke

Lynn Prince Cooke (DPhil, University of Oxford) is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath. Her research draws on sociological and economic theories to deepen our understanding of gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work, and their impact on family stability. Her dominant tool is comparative analysis of large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, but she often frames these analyses in their historical institutional context. A good example of this is her book, Gender-Class Equalities in Political Economies (2011, Routledge). Her research has appeared in American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Social Policy, and others. Lynn serves as a board member of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19), and on the editorial boards of Gender & Society, European Sociological Review, and Journal of Marriage and Family.

Research Associate: Rossella Icardi

Rossella Icardi is a Research Associate who will be joining the NEWFAMSTRAT project on 1 March 2017.  Her academic interests include the study of labour market inequalities in a comparative setting and the investigation of which policies succeed in reducing them. Prior to joining NEWFAMSTRAT, Rossella worked at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) where she conducted impact evaluation on a wide range of projects related to labour market research. This experience provided her with a deeper understanding on the effect of social policies on disadvantaged socio-economic groups. Rossella completed her PhD at the University of Southampton. Her thesis explored the association between wages and workplace training in Germany and the UK, how this association varies by both gender and type of qualification attained.

Project Administrator:  Lesley McKay

Lesley McKay is an experienced research project administrator working across a number of projects in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath.