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Dr Dylan Kneale
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
  • Principal Research Fellow
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

I completed an ESRC-funded PhD at the Institute of Education examining transitions to parenthood and a Postdoctoral Fellowship examining housing transitions, both using birth cohort data (2005-2010). Prior to returning to the IOE in late 2014, I was Head of Policy and Research at Relate (a charity specialising in the delivery of counselling and promotion of mental wellbeing) and Head of Research at the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), a think-tank exploring the implications of an ageing society.

Research Summary

At the IOE, my research broadly involves synthesising evidence for social policy and developing methods to enhance the use of evidence in decision-making. Methodologically, my interests currently lie in developing methods to assess and enhance the generalisability of systematic review and meta-analyses findings to specific and defined populations. I am also interested in the use and potential of large datasets, including various forms of real-world data, in informing social policy. Substantively I am interested in demography and ageing, public health, and social exclusion and my PhD examined contextual influencers of transitions to early and postponed parenthood.

Teaching Summary

I lead the undergraduate module on Ageing and Society (SOCS0082) and also undertake teaching on the Public Health in Context, Demography and the Life Course, and Discovering Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods modules. I am also co-supervising PhD students whose research interests include social isolation and older people, ageing and minority groups, and systematic reviews.

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