CV and Biography

Here is some information about me, which I hope you will find useful.

Please feel free to use any version of the biographies below when crediting my research or work. For more detailed information you can download my CV.

Short

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests focus on immigration, ethnicity, poverty and inequality.

Medium (90 words)

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  She teaches social stratification, social advantage and disadvantage, issues in the implementation of social policy and topics relating to ethnicity and immigration. She researches and publishes on ethnicity, immigration, child poverty and wellbeing, child and adult disability, and income and employment inequalities. She has been closely involved with a number of large-scale longitudinal and cross-national surveys that have significantly increased the evidence base in these areas.

Long (150 words)

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on ethnicity and immigration, including labour market and income inequalities and identity, and on child poverty and wellbeing, including child disability. Her most recent book was Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference (2011, Polity); and she has recently co-edited a book on Social Advantage and Disadvantage for Oxford University Press to be published in 2016. She is co-author of Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe, being published this year by Palgrave Macmillan. She specialises not only in the analysis but also the development of large-scale longitudinal surveys: she was, till 2013, Director of the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study, a study of over 19,000 children born in 2000-2001; and she is co-investigator with responsibility for ethnicity on Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study.

Other roles and affiliations

Co-investigator on Understanding Society:  UK Household Longitudinal Study

Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex

Visiting Professor at  UCL Institute of Education

Fellow of Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM)

Member of German Socio-Economic Panel Survey Committee

Memberships