Speakers: Professor Lucinda Platt, Institute of Education, University of London

Lucinda Platt is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Education, where she is also the Director and Principal Investigator of the Millennium Cohort Study. Lucinda was previously at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex where much of her research was connected to the analysis of longitudinal data as well as with development work on the Understanding Society survey. This is an important new dataset which has recently been available to academics and offers considerable research possibilities for academics from a wide range of disciplines. Lucinda’s talk was based around the dataset and in particular she discussed how it can be used to examine the ethnic diversity of the UK population by utilising some of the interesting questions that have been asked in the survey.