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Dr Sarah Stopforth



  • PhD Sociology, University of Edinburgh
  • MA Public Policy, King’s College London
  • BA History, University of Cambridge

I joined the Department of Sociology as a Lecturer in September 2022. Prior to joining York, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and King’s College London working on a Nuffield Foundation funded project examining ethnic inequalities in later life. I gained my PhD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh. My PhD thesis examined parental socio-economic background and children’s General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) outcomes using advanced quantitative methods.



My research interests are in the fields of social stratification and the sociology of education. I specialise in quantitative research methods and have a particular interest in longitudinal data analysis.

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Dr Sarah Stopforth
Department of Sociology
University of York
YO10 5GD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2786