European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Lucinda Platt

Professor of Social Policy and Sociology
Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE, UK


Prof. Dr. Lucinda Platt

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Social Policy Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). After completing her DPhil at the University of Oxford, her first academic job was at the University of Essex. While at Essex, she became co-investigator on Understanding Society the UK Household Longitudinal study, a role that continues today. She moved to the Institute of Education, University of London in 2011 to become Director of the Millennium Cohort Study, a role she stepped down from at the end of 2013, when she moved to the LSE. She has had visiting positions at DIW, Berlin, the Melbourne Institute, the IAE, Barcelona, Carlos III Madrid and has honorary affiliations to UCL and the University of Essex. She was co-investigator on two projects under the Norface Migration Programme (2010-2013), both of which involved the collection of primary data from migrants. One was on the Socio-cultural Integration of New Immigrants (SCIP) and the other was a multigenerational study of the families of migrants from Turkey to Europe and their non-migrant counterparts (2000 Families). Lucinda’s research interests are in ethnicity, migration, disability, child poverty and inequalities. Much of her work involves the analysis of large-scale longitudinal data sets. Recent research has explored patterns and correlates of ethnic and national identities, and the educational and developmental trajectories of disabled children.