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Dr Nadine Zwiener-Collins
27-28 Worburn Square
Tel: 020 7612 6114
  • Teaching Fellow
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am a social scientist based in the Centre for Quantitative Social Science (QSS) at the UCL Institute of Education with a keen interest in the broad questions of political sociology and the sociology of work and employment.

The central theme of my research is the effects of social inequalities – in particular the consequences of gender inequalities on different areas of life.  My doctoral research has explored the links between gender inequalities in the labour market and women’s political participation in Europe. In my current (collaborative) research projects, I examine the predictors of the Gender Pay Gap in the UK and explore the effects of perceived corruption on the political efficacy of socially excluded citizen.

In addition to my substantive research, I also have a keen interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Having the opportunity to provide students with tools necessary for them to develop as independent and critical thinkers fuels my enthusiasm to teach. I am passionate about quantitative research methods and it is my ambition is to help social science students build confidence in their data analysis skills and to help them explore the social world through a quantitative lens.

I hold an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences from the Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf (Germany), a Master's degree in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in Quantitative Sociology from City, University of London. I also hold an additional PGCert in Academic Practice and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Summary

My research interests include politics and gender, political participation, political efficacy, political interest, gender and work, gender pay gap, work-family policies, occupational segregation, comparative politics, quantitative methods.

Teaching Summary

Currently, I lead seminars in the following modules:

  • Game Theory (UG)
  • Social Networks (UG)
  • Social Change in Contemporary Societies (UG)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (UG)
  • Social Sciences Dissertation Module (UG)

  • Understanding the Policy Process (PG)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis (PG)
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis (PG)
  • Survey Design (PG)
  • Using Stata Effectively and Efficiently (PG)

I also supervise dissertations for the BSc Social Sciences and the MSc Social Policy and Social Research.

Academic Background
2019 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Sociology City, University of London
2014 MSc Master of Science – Political Sociology London School of Economics and Political Science
2013 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Social Science Die Heinrich-Heine-Universität
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