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Members of the Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 Research Program

Members of the Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 Research Program

Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor

Leigh Shaw-Taylor is the director of the research programme. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project and together with Tony Wrigley leads the research team.

Professor Sir E.A. Wrigley

Tony Wrigley is co-director of the research programme.

Dr Amy Erickson

Amy Erickson is co-director of the project joined the project in 2007 as a Senior Research Associate. In 2013 she was appointed a Lecturer in the History Faculty. She directs the research on women's work with a particular focus on the pre-census period.

Dr Eduard Alvarez

Eduard Alvarez first joined the research program as a visiting student in 2015. From November 2015 to September 2016 he worked as a research associate on our transport project. He now holds a permanent position at the Open University of Barcelona but is also a visiting research affiliate in the department and continues to work with us on our transport project.

Ms Sophy Arulanantham

Sophy Arulanantham is the administrator for the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, within which the research program sits. She plays an administrative role on the project, maintains the website and plays a key outreach role in our public engagement and educational projects.

Dr Tony Cockerill

Tony Cockerill joined the project as a visiting research affiliate in 2017. He is working on the internationalisation of the PST and PSTI coding schemes and on the Court of Common Pleas. He is also acting as an editorial consultant across the project.

Ms Ying Dai

Ying Dai is doing a Ph.D. on the Occupational Structure of the Lower Yanze Region of China supervised by Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

Dr Romola Davenport

Romola Davenport works in a part-time capacity with Tony Wrigley on a project aimed at creating robust parish level estimates for c.1680. She works mainly on another project.

Dr Joe Day

Joe Day worked on the project in 2014 and 2015 creating parish level occupational datasets from the 1971-2011 census and on a more precise spatial matching of the 1801-1831 census population counts with the underlying GIS. He will shortly be beginning an ESRC funded project working on migration, urbanisation and wages. Some of this work will be done in collaboration with Leigh Shaw-Taylor and he will be using a number of our datasets for his project.

Mr Andreas Doukakis

Andreas Doukakis is doing the masters in local history working on the occupational structure of Deveon, supervised by Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

Dr Oliver Dunn

Dr Oliver Dunn first worked on the project as a research assistant collecting occupational data before embarking on graduate work. He rejoined the project as a research associate in 2015 and has been working primarily on the transport project since then with a focus on coastal shipping.

Dr Jacob Field

Jacob Field joined the project from 2008 to 2012 as a research associate and again in 2017. He is no longer employed on the project but is continuing to work with us on various project. He works with Dr Erickson on female occupations and with Dr Shaw-Taylor on male occupations with a particular focus on London.

Dr Sebastian Keibek

Sebastian Keibek did his BA, M.Phil and Ph.D on the project. He now holds a Junior Research Fellowship at Queens College, Cambridge. He works primarily on male occupational structure using a combination of testamentary records, parish registers and census data.

Dr Alexis Litvine

Alexis Litvine is a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity C. He used data produced by Occupational Project for his doctoral dissertation, and since then he has been collaborating with the project. He now focuses on creating equivalent comparative data for France.

Mr Masa Masayuki

Masa Masayuki is doing the masters in local history working on the occupational structure of the Glamorgan coal-field, supervised by Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

Ms Annette MacKenzie

Ms Annette Mackenzie has been a research assistant since 2015 working on a wide variety of projects within the research program as need occasions. She also assists with editing work and with administrative tasks.

Ms Sophie McGeevor

Sophie McGeevor is doing a Ph.D. on women's work supervised by Amy Erickson and Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

Ms Gill Newton

Gill Newton worked part-time on the project as a research associate from 2007 to 2011 and again during 2014-2017 but is currently working on other projects. Her primary responsibility has been the design of database structures, the management of datasets and the creation of databases.

Dr Alan Rosevear

Dr Alan Rosevear is a visiting research affiliate work on our transport project with a particular focus on roads.

Dr Lyn Boothman

Dr Lyn Boothman is a volunteer. Since completing her Ph.D. she has working part-time on a variety of projects in a voluntary capacity. She also has projects of her won and contributes to another Cambridge Group project.

Dr Max Satchell

Max Satchell worked almost continuously on the project from 2006 to early 2017. He has produced the numerous historical GIS and transport datasets which are central to the project. He is currently employed on other projects in the Cambridge Group but continues to be closely involved in the research program.

Ms Honorata Sosnowska

Hona Sosnowska works on the project part-time in a voluntary capacity. She is currently working on our towns project.

Professor Richard Smith

Richard Smith joined the project in a part-time capacity in 2008 and works primarily on estimating male occupational structure from poll tax returns 1377-1381.

Dr Keith Sugden

Keith Sugden did his masters and Ph.D thesis as part of the project. He is now a visiting affiliate woring on the project with a particular focus on the textile industry.

Ms Auriane Terki-Mignot

Auriane Terki-Mignot did her BA dissertation on female employment in Westmoreland and is now doing the M.Phil in Economic History working on female employment during industrialisation in France, supervised by Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

Mr James Wells

James Well did his BA dissertation on the occupational structure of Kent. He is now taking the M.Phil in Economic and Social History, working on the occupational structure of London.

Ms Joanne Wallace

Joanne Wallace is doing Ph.D. on rural depopulation and migration supervised by Joe Day and Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

Mr Cheng Yang

My Cheng Yang is doing a Ph.D. on the Occupational Structure of China supervised by Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Professor Hans Wan der Wen.

Dr Xuesheng You

Dr Xuesheng You did his Ph.D. thesis as part of the research program. He is now a research associate on the transport project where he works mainly on railways and occupational data but continues to work on his thesis topic of women's work alongside this. He also created the Cambridge Group's versions of the ICeM datasets which are central to a number of projects in the Cambridge Group.