I am a quantitative social demographer with expertise of handling large datasets, including population registers and longitudinal survey data. My research interests include a range of topics across social demography and reproductive epidemiology, including life course, families and fertility, transition to adulthood, mental health, social inequalities, and residential mobility.
I am currently working on European Research Council Grant to study the effects of Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) on children and adults (MARTE). I investigate adverse maternal and birth outcomes (i.e., risk of low birth weight and prematurity) associated with MAR using Utah population register data (Utah Population Database) and also examines the effects of fertility treatments on partnership stability and maternal mental health in Finland using population register data. I was also awarded an Understanding Society Fellowship (started in October 2022) to investigate the role of early adolescent experiences in explaining differences in school-to-work trajectories between siblings.
I previously worked for Understanding Society at the Institute for Economic and Social Research (ISER) at the University of Essex. My projects included investigating mothers’ and fathers’ employment trajectories in the UK and exploring the impact of childcare prices on women’s labour market outcomes. In my PhD, I investigated how various life course trajectories of young people in the UK have changed across cohorts.
I studied for a PhD in Demography at the University of Liverpool and graduated from the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in Warsaw, Poland. I hold a BSc and MSc in Economics from Moscow State University, Russia, as well as an MSc in Demography from the University of Rostock, Germany.
University College London (UCL)
Articles by Alina Pelikh
16 May 2019 | research article