Lindsay Richards

Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Social Investigation, Nuffield College

College: Nuffield

Lindsay Richards is a quantitative sociologist with interests in social status, social cohesion, political preferences, and health and well-being. She obtained her PhD in 2015 from the University of Manchester with a thesis on the role of social connectedness in the money-happiness relationship. From 2014 to 2018 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, during which she worked on a collaborative project mapping out social progress in Britain in the post-war period. She will continue to collaborate with CSI on an ESRC-funded project tracking Brexit-related attitudes. Her work has been published in journals including Annual Review of SociologySocial Science and MedicinePolitical Quarterly, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Lindsay teaches introductory statistics and the Sociology of Post-Industrial Societies to undergraduates and Sociological Analysis to MSc Social Data Science students.

Interests include the social and economic causes of subjective well-being and mental health; the dynamics of social connectedness and social isolation; and more generally how social context influences individual-level outcomes.

For Whom Money Matters Less: Social Connectedness as a Resilience Resource in the UK, Social Indicators Research pp 1-27