I am a research (and development) specialist at the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research in the Department of Social Sciences.
I obtained my M.A. (Hons) degree in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen in 2003. Before joining the University of Luxembourg in 2008, I worked in the social as well as the political field in Luxembourg. I completed my PhD thesis on “The influence of socio-economic status on the risk of being overweight or underweight in adolescents in Luxembourg” at the University of Luxembourg in 2019.
My research interests include socio-economic inequalities; social stratification, sociology of youth, health, well-being, illness, generations and the life-course.
Since joining the University of Luxembourg, I have been involved in national and international research on socio-economic inequalities, the health and health-behavior of young people, the social situation of young people in Luxembourg, intergenerational relations and youth policy. In empirical research projects (co-)funded by the FNR, the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the Ministry of Health and the University of Luxembourg, I apply both quantitative and qualitative research methods to generate scientific knowledge. In addition to scientific publications, the dissemination of results in view of evidence-based policy is an important aspect of my research.