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Dr Alina Pelikh
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  • Research Fellow
  • IOE - Social Science Research Unit
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Alina is a Research Fellow in Demography at the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies and works on European Research Council Grant to study the effects of Medically Assisted Reproduction on children, adults and parents(MARTE). 

Prior to joining UCL in January 2020, Alina was a Senior Research Officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Alina was awarded with ESRC/NWDTC Social Statistics Pathway and Advanced Quantitative Methods Scholarship for PhD research and completed PhD at the University of Liverpool in 2019. During her postgraduate studies, Alina was a visiting researcher at the University of St Andrews and French Institute for Demographic Research (INED) in Paris. Alina holds MSc in Demography from the University of Rostock (Germany) and the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in Warsaw (Poland) as well as a BSc and MSc in Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). 

 Alina is a Committee member of UCL IOE Early Career Network (@IOE_EarlyCareer; 2021-) and used to sit on the Council of British Society for Population Studies (2016-18). Alina is the the co-host and founder of the official IOE podcast for early career academics, Academia et al. (2021).

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Alina is a quantitative social demographer with expertise of handling large datasets, including population registers and longitudinal survey data. Her research interests include life course, families and fertility, transition to adulthood, social inequalities, social policy, health, and residential mobility. In her PhD, Alina investigated how various life course trajectories of young people in the UK have changed across cohorts.

Alina is passionate about the impact of research on society and policy-making. Her previous role in the Policy Unit of Understanding Society (UKHLS) included undertaking academic and non-academic research to support the needs of policy-makers and third sector organisations. Some of her projects included investigating mothers’ and fathers’ employment trajectories and occupational outcomes in the UK (project in partnership with the Government Equalities Office); exploring the impact of childcare prices on women’s labour market outcomes (project with the Coram Family and Childcare Trust); and investigating the impact of housing circumstances on mental health and wellbeing (project with the Mind charity).

Alina has experience working in an international policy environment through completing an internship in the Social and Demographic Statistics Section of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva.

Alina is a member of British Society for Population Studies (BSPS), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and Population Association of America (PAA). Alina serves as a reviewer for DemographyPopulation Studies, Demographic Research, Advances in Life Course Research, and Journal of Population Research

Teaching Summary
Alina is a seminar leader for the Survey Design Module (MSc) (2020-). Alina used to demonstrate for the courses (BSc) Basic Statistics and Population Projections during her PhD studies at the University of Liverpool. 
JAN-2020 Research Fellow Social Research Institute IOE, University College London, United Kingdom
JUN-2018 – JAN-2020 Senior Research Officer Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) University of Essex, United Kingdom
OCT-2016 – FEB-2017 Intern Statistical Division United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Switzerland
AUG-2012 – AUG-2013 Research Assistant Laboratory of Economic and Social Demography Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Germany
Academic Background
    Research Certificate European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD)
  MSc Master of Science in Economics Lomonosov Moscow State University
  PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Liverpool
  MSc Master of Science in Demography Rostock University
  BSc Bachelor of Science in Economics Lomonosov Moscow State University
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