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Dr Lauren Bird

Dr Lauren Bird

Contact details

Email: Lauren dot Bird at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel.: +44 (0) 24765 75979
Room: R3.32 (Ramphal Building)

Office hours:

*Online on Microsoft Teams*

Tuesdays 11-12, Wednesdays 12-13.

Assistant Professor

Director of Postgraduate Teaching


Hons. BA History, Celtic Studies and English (University of Toronto); MA Postcolonial Studies (Goldsmiths College, University of London); MSc Demography and Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); PhD Epidemiology and Public Health (UCL).



My research interests combine approaches from social epidemiology, demography and sociology to investigate health and child development. I am particularly interested in gender dynamics in families, social inequalities in health, family structures and implications for family well-being and child development. My work combines sociological theories with quantitative techniques to analyse birth cohort and panel studies in the UK.


  • Dawson, A., Pike, A., & Bird, L. (2015). Associations Between Parental Gendered Attitudes and Behaviours and Children’s Gender Development Across Middle Childhood. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 0(0), 1–20.
  • Dawson, A., Pike, A., & Bird, L. (2015). Parental Division of Household Labour and Sibling Relationship Quality: Family Relationship Mediators. Infant and Child Development, 24(4), 379–393.
  • McMunn, A, Bird, L., Webb, E., Sacker, A. (2020) Gender divisions of paid and unpaid work in contemporary UK couples. Work, Employment and Society, 34(2), 155–173.
  • Bird, L., Sacker, A., & McMunn, A. (2020). Relationship satisfaction and concordance in attitudes to maternal employment in British couples with young children. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.