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Rory Coulter


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Rory first became interested in the links between population change and housing while working towards an MA in Geography at the University of St Andrews. After completing his undergraduate studies, Rory remained at St Andrews to undertake doctoral research at the Centre for Housing Research in the Department of Geography. His PhD thesis used longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey to analyse the links between residential mobility desires and behaviour. Much of this project has been published in a series of journal articles and electronic copies of Rory's thesis are available upon request. Rory completed his PhD in December 2012.


In November 2012 Rory became a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Working closely with Professor Jacqueline Scott, his postdoctoral research has examined how residential mobility motivations change over the life course. Internationally collaborative projects have also used longitudinal data to analyse how the types of dwellings and neighbourhoods people live in over the life course are influenced by their housing tenure and the socio-economic status of their parents.


Rory is the Principal Investigator on this project. His CV is available to download here (Coulter CV).



Sait Bayrakdar

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Sait holds a Masters degree in Social Policy Analysis (2009) from the Catholic University of Leuven and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex (2015), where he also worked as a researcher on the Norface-funded 2000 Families Project. He is co-author of Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).


In May 2016 Sait joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge as a Research Assistant on the family trajectories project. Outside of this role his independent research focuses on social stratification, socio-economic outcomes and migration. Sait is particularly interested in ethnic educational outcomes and ethnic capital.


Sait's CV is available to download here (Bayrakdar CV).