Adriana is a Lecturer for Quantitative Methods in the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, which she joined in 2015 as an AQMeN Education and Social Stratification Research Fellow.
Adriana has a background in Sociology, (BA, MA, University of Bucharest; MSc, University of Groningen) and a PhD in Social Statistics and Demography (University of Southampton) which was funded by the ESRC: +3 Advanced Quantitative Methods scholarship and Overseas Institutional Visit grant used to visit The Center for Research on Inequalities and The Life Course at Yale University. Before joining the University of Edinburgh, she was involved in various research projects and teaching introductory quantitative methods.
She has a strong research interest in social stratification/social inequalities in education, the labour market and family behaviour and how individual and contextual factors interact in shaping people’s life chances across their life course. She tackles these topics using large-scale data and quantitative methods.