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Dr Chris Playford


Lecturer (Sociology)

Clayden, Room 1.07

Office Hours

Term 1: Thursday, 11.30am-12.30pm and Friday, 10am-11am.

Term 2: Wednesday, 11am-12pm and Thursday, 11am-12pm.


I am a sociologist working in the fields of social stratification and the sociology of education. My work has focused on modelling the role of family background on educational attainment with a substantive interest in inequality and disadvantage. I specialise in the secondary analysis of large-scale survey and administrative data. I have methodological interests in a range of quantitative techniques including generalised linear and mixed models, latent class analysis and multiple imputation of missing data.