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Dr Andrew Jenkins
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science. 

Andrew Jenkins holds a BA (Hons) in Modern History & Economics from Wadham College, Oxford; an MPhil in Economics (Nuffield College, Oxford) and a PhD in Economic & Social History from the University of Exeter.  He was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bristol for two years before joining the Institute of Education in September 2000.  

Research Summary

Research interests include adult learning, higher education, lifecourse studies and the application of quantitative methods in educational research.

Andrew's current research focuses on three main areas:

- Educational trajectories and wellbeing: a lifecourse perspective

This project looks at the extent of participation in learning in mid-life and later life and its impact on wellbeing at age 50 and beyond using large-scale quantitative data from the 1958 British birth cohort (NCDS) and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA).

- Where does the money come from and where does it go to? Understanding income and expenditure in the UK university system  

Based on administrative data from HESA this research provides an analysis of income and expenditure trends and patterns in UK universities.  A collaboration with Professor Alison Wolf of King's College London and the King's Policy Institute.  

- Teachers in England in international perspective

The characteristics and effectiveness of teachers in international perspective, including their job satisfaction, training and self-efficacy, drawing on data from the most recent round of the Teaching & Learning International Survey (TALIS).  

Teaching Summary

Andrew teaches quantitative methods courses to masters and doctoral students. 
He is module leader for Quantitative Analysis 2, an advanced course on regression analysis.  
Also module leader for the Introduction to Quantitative Methods which is a module for the On-line MRes in Educational & Social Research. 

Doctoral student supervision
Christopher Hein: Essays on the effectiveness and production of teacher inputs (full-time, completed Sept 2015). 

Magdalene Karyda: Neighbourhood Effects on Young People Not in Employment, Education or Training in England (part-time, completed Feb 2015). 

Núria Mallorquí Ruscalleda: Over-education in the Spanish labour market (part-time, in progress). 

Andrea Cegelon: The Effects of Adult Education-Training Programs on the skills of Older Adults: A Cross-National Comparison (part-time, start date: Sept 2017).

Cyril Anyanwu: Rates of  Return to Education in sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (full-time, start date: Sept 2018).

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