Dr Lauren Bird joined the School for Cross-faculty Studies at the start of this month as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts.
Lauren previously worked at UCL and Imperial College. Her research interests combine approaches from social epidemiology, demography and sociology to investigate health and child development. Her particular interests are in gender dynamics in families, social inequalities in health, family structures and implications for family well-being and child development. Her work combines sociological theories with quantitative techniques to analyse birth cohort and panel studies in the UK.
Lauren’s education background is a combination of arts and sciences with an undergraduate degree in history and an MA in Postcolonial studies. She later completed an MSc in Demography and Health and completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health.
Lauren will be a module convenor on:
- IP201: Sustainability: Frameworks, Challenges and Opportunities;
- IP110: Quantitative Methods for Undergraduate Research;
- IP306: Impact Evaluation: Frameworks for Implementing and Assessing Transdisciplinary Interventions; and
- IP309: Quantitative Research Methods: Understanding Relationships in Data.
We asked Lauren how she's feeling about joining Liberal Arts:
“I’m really looking forward to starting my first term in Liberal Arts – no doubt, it will be a challenging term for all - but I think many interesting conversations and ideas will emerge. The whole School for Cross-faculty Studies has been very kind and welcoming and I’m keen to meet our new and returning students this autumn.”
We're very excited that Lauren is now part of our team!
Senior Teaching Fellow