Dr Julia Mikolai

Dr Julia Mikolai

Lecturer in Quantitative Population Geography/Demography

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Dr Julia Mikolai is a Lecturer in Demography/Quantitative Population Geography in the Population and Health Research Group at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development. She is PI of the UKRI-funded (selected for funding under the ERC Starting Grant 2022 call; funded under the UK’s Horizon Europe Guarantee scheme) ChildLives project. Her research interests include children's life courses; partnerships, families, and fertility; residential mobility and housing; life course research; cross-national comparisons; and longitudinal data analysis. Previously, she was a Senior Research Fellow on the ERC funded MigrantLife project, a Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Population Change Scotland, and on the PartnerLife Project. She holds a PhD in social statistics and demography from the University of Southampton. Her background is in sociology and demography; she studied at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary; Utrecht University, the Netherlands; and participated in the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany and the Centre for Economic Demography at Lund University, Sweden.

PhD supervision

  • Michaela Stastna
  • Kuoshi Hu
  • Sanny Boy Afable
  • Parth Pandya

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