I'm always happy to find new research students and potential collaborators. My particular areas of interest are:
* Social network analysis
* Social advantage
* Social stratification
* Social capital
* Social survey analysis
* Elite theory.
I'm particularly interested in combining longitudinal data analysis and social network analysis. For instance, I've used census data to generate networks of occupations which appear socially connected and operationalised the British Household Panel Survey to measure the strong and weak ties of sample members. I feel there is much potential for uncovering new research opportunities through adapting network methods to survey datasets and hope this in an area I'll work on much more in the future.
I'm also always happy to give presentations and workshops on social network analysis, including introductory talks on the use of the Pajek software package.