I was recently awarded an ESRC New Investigator grant to explore the role of overconfidence, ambition, and risk taking in gender inequality in the school-to-work transition and early labour market outcomes. The project uses data from three British cohort studies to examine how these things have changed over time and builds on my previous research on gender differences in ambitious university plans and overclaiming.

I am co-investigator on a Nuffield Foundation funded project: ‘First in family’: higher education choices and labour market outcomes. This project aims to assess the ‘first in family’ measure used by many universities to identify students as part of their approach to widening participation in university access. First in family refers to students who attend university and obtain a degree, but whose parents did not.

Recently published (see my UCL profile for a full list of publications or my IZA profile for current working papers)