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Staff

The CUQM Centre has core members of staff and a steering committee.

  

Dr Mark Ramsden is Director of the Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Centre (CUQM) and Social Science Research Methods Programme (SSRMP). Mark's current research explores social and spatial inequalities and how they are shaped by global, social and economic forces, and how both the social and spatial aspects interrelate. With experience of working in a number of different environments, in particular Human Geography and Sociology, Mark takes an inter-disciplinary approach and combines broad sociological knowledge with specific quantitative empirical research. An ESRC funded project investigated gentrification in London and the significance of parental schooling decisions on the process of social upgrading of neighbourhoods and how this may vary according ethnicity.

 

Dr Matthew Sparkes is the Affiliated Lecturer of the Cambridge Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Centre and Social Science Research Methods Programme (SSRMP). Matthew’s research combines his interests in social class(ification), consumption, debt-based finance, and political economy. His previous studies have explored savings variations amongst participants of the Great British Class Survey, the role of personal credit and debt in class making and struggle, and the origins of the economic ideas of financialisation in Britain. Matthew’s current funded research examines the effects of classificatory systems within financial markets on people access to credit, housing and labour markets.