Dr Julia Mikolai

Dr Julia Mikolai

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Julia Mikolai is a Senior Research Fellow in the Population and Health Research Group at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development. Currently, she works on the ERC funded MigrantLife project. Her research interests include partnerships, families, and fertility; residential mobility and housing; life course research; cross-national comparisons; and longitudinal data analysis. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Population Change, Scotland and has worked on the PartnerLife Project which studied the interrelationship between partner relationships, residential relocations and housing in the life course in the UK, Netherlands, and Germany. She holds a PhD in social statistics and demography from the University of Southampton. Her PhD investigated the intersection between partnership experiences and the transition to motherhood in several European countries and the United States using multi-state event history models. 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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