About the authors
Dr Matt Barnes is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at City University of London. He is a member of City's Q-Step Centre and has responsibility for expanding the accessibility and use of quantitative data. Matt previously worked at NatCen Social Research, and has also worked in government and academia. He specialises in the secondary analysis of complex survey data and his research focuses on poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion. http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/matt-barnes
Dr Sally Stares is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at City University of London who specializes in Latent Class Analysis. She is a member of City's Q-Step Centre. She previously worked in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she taught quantitative data analysis. She is part of the teaching team for Q-Step modules for undergraduate students, and Director of the SASS-wide MSc in Research Methods. http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/sally-stares
Claudia Wood is Chief Executive of Demos. Claudia oversees the operational governance of Demos and shapes the organisation's research strategy with the Demos Trustees. Her primary research interests are health and social care, housing, the measurement and definition of poverty, and disability rights and the impact of welfare reform.
Simone Vibert is a Researcher at Demos, working in the Public Services and Welfare programme. Her policy interests include education, poverty, disability and criminal justice policy. Before joining Demos, Simone worked in the policy team at Ambitious about Autism. She also gained experience at Oxfam, Women in Prison and the youth crime charity Only Connect. Simone has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Chris Lord was a Senior Researcher at NatCen Social Research. He now works for the Department for Work and Pensions. Chris specializes in the quantitative analysis of social survey data.