Lucie Kalousova

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College

Degree: I received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan in 2017 and a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology form Earlham College in 2010.

College: Nuffield

Research Areas: Social Policy, Social Stratification, Health and Well-Being.

Email: Lucie Kalousova

Tel.: +44 1865 278500

Website: Personal Website

Further Links: College profile

Why is it that some people enjoy long years of healthy life while the lives of others are mired in pain and cut short before we expect it? Sociologists believe that many health disparities can be explained by differences in other, apparently non-medical, factors, such as daily exposure to stress or the characteristics of the neighbourhoods in which we live. In the United Kingdom, as in most other countries around the world, the best predictor of health is one’s socioeconomic status. Although the link between socioeconomic status and health has been well-documented, the process through which inequality in socioeconomic status translates to a disparity in health remains less well understood. This question is at the core of my research agenda. I approach it armed with the conceptual frameworks of a social inequality scholar and take advantage of data from diverse sources, including surveys, administrative records, archival materials, and geodatabases.

For up to date information about my papers, please see my Google Scholar profile.


2018 Kalousova, Lucie and Michael Evangelist. “Rent Assistance and Health:Findings from Detroit.” Housing Studies.

2015 Burgard, Sarah A. and Lucie Kalousova. “Effects of the Great Recession: Health and Well-Being.” Annual Review of Sociology, 41: 181-2001.

2015 Kalousova, Lucie and Carlos Mendes de Leon. “Increase in Frailty of Older Workers and Retirees Predicted by Negative Psychosocial Working Conditions on the Job.” Social Science & Medicine. 124: 275-283.

2015 Kalousova, Lucie. “Curing Over-Use by Prescribing Fees: An Evaluation of the Effect of User Fees Implementation on Healthcare Use in the Czech Republic.” Health Policy and Planning, 30: 423-431.

2014 Kalousova, Lucie. “Social Isolation as a Risk Factor for Inadequate Diet of Older Eastern Europeans.” International Journal of Public Health, 59: 707-714.

2014 Kalousova, Lucie and Sarah A. Burgard. “Tough Choices in Tough Times: Debt and Medication Non-Adherence.” Health Education & Behavior, 41: 155-163.

2014 Kalousova, Lucie and Sarah A. Burgard. “Unemployment, Measured and Perceived Decline of Economic Resources: Contrasting Three Measures of Recessionary Hardships and their Implications for Adopting Negative Health Behaviors.” Social Science & Medicine, 54: 28-34.

2013 Kalousova, Lucie and Sarah A. Burgard. “Debt and Foregone Medical Care.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54: 203 - 219.

2013 Burgard, Sarah A., Ailshire, Jennifer A., and Lucie Kalousova. “The Great Recession and Health: People, Populations and Disparities.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 650 (1): 194-213.

2012 Burgard, Sarah A., Kalousova, Lucie, and Kristin S. Seefeldt. “Perceived Job Insecurity and Health: The Michigan Recession and Recovery Study.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54: 1101-1106.

Filip Agneessens

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Surrey Business School (University of Surrey)

Filip Agneessens is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Surrey Business School (University of Surrey) and the programme leader for the 4-year PhD in Management. He received a PhD in Sociology from Ghent University.
His research centres on social network analysis with a specific focus on methodology/statistics and applications to organisational settings. He is especially interested in how network relations between employees come about, and how they subsequently impacts outcomes (such as well-being, turnover and individual and team performance). He has also been working on mathematical models for analysing complete networks and on typologies for social support (ego-networks).
His work has been published in leading social science journals, such as Social Networks, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Social Psychology, International Journal of Nursing Studies and the Journal of Mathematical Sociology. He guest-edited a special issue on two-mode social network analysis in the journal Social Networks (with Martin Everett) and is currently guest-editing a second special issue on negative and signed networks (with Joe Labianca and Nicholas Harrigan). He is also currently working on a chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Social Networks.
He teaches various courses on network theory, social network methods and social network analysis applied to organisations, sociology and political sciences, including at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis (University of Essex) and the Links Center (University of Kentucky).

Agneessens, F. (in preparation) Dyadic, Individual and Group-level Approaches to Study the Antecedents and Consequences of Networks: Which Social Network Models to Use and When? In: Light, R. and Moody, J. Oxford Handbook of Social Networks.
Meeussen, L., Agneessens, F., Delvaux, E., Phalet, K. (In press) Ethnic Diversity and Value Sharing: A Longitudinal Social Network Perspective on Interactive Group Processes. British Journal of Social Psychology (DOI:10.1111/bjso.12237)
Agneessens, F., Borgatti, S.P., & Everett, M.G. (2017). Geodesic based centrality: Unifying the local and the global. Social Networks 49, 12-26.
de Klepper, M., Labianca, J., Sleebos, E., Agneessens, F. (2017). Sociometric status and peer control attempts: A multiple status hierarchies approach. Journal of Management Studies 54, 1-31.
Mundt, M.P., Agneessens, F., Tuan, W.-J., Zakletskaia, L.I., Kamnetz, S.A., Gilchrist, V.J. (2016). Primary care team communication networks, team climate, quality of care, and medical costs for patients with diabetes: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 58, 1-11.
Agneessens, F., Koskinen, J. (2016). Modelling individual outcomes using a Multilevel Social Influence (MSI) model. Individual versus team effects of trust on job satisfaction in an organisational context. In: T.A.B. Snijders and E. Lazega (Eds.). Multilevel Network Analysis. Berlin: Springer.

Sonja Vogt

Senior Research Officer at CESS and Research Fellow at Nuffield College

Degree: PhD from Utrecht University

College: Nuffield

Research Areas: Health and Well-Being.

Email: Sonja Vogt

Tel.: +44 1865 288697

Website: Personal Website

Further Links: College profile

I am a senior research associate at the Centre for Experimental Social Sciences and research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. I conduct both basic and applied research on how social influence and social information affect changes in behavior, with a special focus on health, gender, and child well-being in developing countries. My recent work has been published in Social Science Medicine: Population Health, Science, and Nature.

I am also affiliated with the Center for Child Well-Being and Development at the University of Zurich and the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Prior to becoming a member of the Nuffield CESS team, I was at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. I received my Ph.D. from Utrecht University.

Current research projects include:

Motives underlying prenatal sex-selection
Due to sex-selective abortions, Armenia and Georgia have highly skewed sex ratios at birth. This study aims at understanding the social motives supporting son preferences within nuclear families and across different regions. The project is funded by UNICEF, Switzerland.

The persistence and abandonment of female genital cutting
This project aims to understand the decision-making mechanisms that support female genital cutting within and across communities. In addition, the project develops and evaluates interventions designed to improve attitudes towards uncut girls. The project is funded by UNICEF, Switzerland.

Conditional cash transfer programs and parental investments
Brazil has for more than a decade implemented the world’s largest conditional cash transfer program. We examine whether participation in the program feeds back to influence the aspirations parents have for their children. The study will be implemented via mobile phones.

Social mechanisms to reduce corrupt behaviour
The projects tests if piece-rate payments versus institutions promoting social accountability reduce bribery in higher education. Laboratory experiments will take place in Columbia.

Sonja has taught a variety of university courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, with topics that include experimental economics, social network theory, statistics and organizational sociology.

Recent publications include:

(with C. Efferson and E. Fehr), “The risk of female genital cutting in Europe: Comparing immigrant attitudes toward uncut girls with attitudes in a practicing country” Social Science Medicine – Population Health (2017), 3: 283-93.

(with N.A.M. Zaid, H.E.F. Ahmed, E. Fehr, and C. Efferson), “Changing cultural attitudes on female genital cutting”, Nature (2016), 538(7726): 506-9. (Shared first authorship with Efferson)

(with C. Bozoyan), “The impact of third-party information on trust: valence, source, and reliability”, PLoS ONE (2016), 11(2): e0149542. (Shared first authorship)

(with C. Efferson, C. Roca, and D. Helbing), “Sustained cooperation by running away from bad behavior”, Evolution and Human Behavior (2016), 37(1): 1-9.

(with C. Efferson, A. Elhadi, H.E.F. Ahmed, and E. Fehr), “Female genital cutting is not a social coordination norm”, Science (2015), 349: 1446-7. (Shared first authorship with Efferson)

Ridhi Kashyap

Associate Professor of Social Demography

College: Nuffield

Research Areas: Demography, Migration.

Email: Ridhi Kashyap

Office: Department of Sociology
Manor Road Building
Manor Road

Website: Personal Website

Further Links: College profile

Gender and Demographic Change

My dissertation research examines the fertility and mortality dynamics of son preference, and the macro-level sex ratio imbalances at birth and childhood in populations these dynamics give rise to. In extensions of this work, I examine the implications of the female demographic deficit combined with female educational expansion for future population dynamics, such as marriage patterns.

Ethnicity, Religiosity and Migration

In this strand of research, I study the demographic characteristics and social behaviours and attitudes of ethnic minorities in Britain. I have also studied the demographic determinants and generational variations in religiosity and social attitudes among Muslim communities in Britain, and compared religiosity among different ethnic groups.


In ongoing work, I am interested in studying patterns of health and mortality in different parts of the world. In my dissertation, I focus on the sex-differentials in infant and child mortality in a global perspective. Other ongoing projects look at longevity and lifespan variation in the industrialized world. In policy-oriented research, I have worked on projects examining access to healthcare, and investments by international organizations in advanced medical technologies in different parts of the developing world.

Demographic Analysis for MPhil in Sociology and Demography

Martyn Percy

Dean of Christ Church

Degree: BA, M.Ed, PhD

College: Christ Church

Research Areas: Sociology of Religion.

Email: Martyn Percy

Tel.: 01865 276161

Office: Christ Church

Further Links: College profile

The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, BA M.Ed PhD is the 45th Dean of Christ Church. Educated at the Universities of Bristol, Durham, London (King’s) and Sheffield, he trained for ordination after a career in publishing, serving as curate of St Andrew’s Bedford from 1990-94. He was Chaplain and Director of Theology and Religious Studies, at Christ’s College, Cambridge from 1994-97, and from 1997-2004, Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute for the Study of Religion and Society.

In 2004 he was appointed as Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. The College developed to become one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the country. Martyn is a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, Professor of Theological Education at King’s College London and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London.

Martyn has undertaken a number of roles in public life, serving as a Director of the Advertising Standards Authority, and as an Adjudicator for the Portman Group (the self-regulating body for the alcoholic drinks industry). He is currently a member of the British Academy Steering Group on 'The Future of the Corporation' as well as an Advisor to the British Board of Film Classification.

Martyn writes and teaches on modern ecclesiology. His most recent books include The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Charts, Currents, Contours (Routledge), and Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion (Ashgate).

My research consists of three interrelated strands: Practical/Pastoral Theology; Modern Ecclesiology; and Christianity and Contemporary Culture. My doctoral research was concerned with power and authority in modern ecclesial contexts, focussing on the dynamics of charisma leadership. The work drew on anthropology, sociology and theology and primarily focussed on contemporary fundamentalism and revivalism, developing a framework to enable a richer understanding of the conflation between divine and human power (i.e., leadership) that occurs in churches and contemporary Christian movements.

On completion and publication, the insights were extended into mainstream ecclesiology, exploring issues of leadership and authority in polity and praxis. My current research engages in the study of organisation (leadership, etc. – planned monograph with Brill Publishing) and institutions, ecclesiology, social theory and theology, and the parameters of contemporary religion.

In 2003, I formed an International Study Group – the Study of Anglicanism Programme at the American Academy of Religion. The programme was established in 2002, and draws upon Anglican scholars throughout the world. My current research students work on Christianity within contemporary culture, writing on the leadership of institutions and their formation, pastoral and practical theology, theology, anthropology and sociology, and analysing aspects of modern ecclesiology (e.g., congregational studies, ongoing research and writing on Anglican polity, etc.). My work has been the subject of a symposium in the USA and now a subsequent book (Reasonable Radical? Reading Martyn Percy, Wipf & Stock Publishing, 2017, edited by Ian Markham, and with contributors from social sciences, theology, etc.).

Professor Percy currently acts as a supervisor and examiner for students at the doctoral level, as well as contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Theology and Religion, Social Sciences and the MBA programme in the Saïd Business School.

In addition, Professor Percy is a Visiting Professor at the Values Studies Institute at the University of Winchester, and a Founding Fellow of the Centre for Theologically Engaged Anthropology at the University of Georgia. He has taught courses at the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester, has participated as an Examiner (internal or external) in nearly 70 doctoral-level Viva Voce examinations, and has served as an Examiner and Moderator for several programmes at a number of universities.


1. Authored Books:

1996 Words, Wonders and Power: Understanding Contemporary Christian Fundamentalism and Revivalism, SPCK, [pb]

1998 Power and the Church: Ecclesiology in an Age of Transition, Cassell, [hb &pb]

2002 Salt of the Earth: Religious Resilience in a Secular Age, Sheffield Academic Press and T&T Clark, [hb & pb] (*Reissued in Bloomsbury Academic Collection, 2016)

2005 Engaging with Contemporary Culture: Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church, Ashgate, [hb & pb]

2006 Clergy: The Origins of the Species, T&T Clark International, [hb & pb]

2010 Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology, Ashgate, [hb & pb]

2012 The Ecclesial Canopy: Faith, Hope, Charity, Ashgate, [hb & pb]

2013 Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion, Ashgate, [hb & pb]

2013 Thirty-Nine New Articles: An Anglican Landscape of Faith, Canterbury-SCM, [pb]

2017 The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Charts, Currents, Contours, Routledge, [hb]

2. Edited and Co-Authored Books:

1997 Intimate Affairs: Spirituality & Sexuality in Perspective, DLT, [pb]

2000 Previous Convictions: Studies in Religious Conversion, SPCK, [pb]

2000 Managing the Church? Order and Organisation in a Secular Age, (with G.R. Evans), Sheffield Academic Press/T&T Clark International, [hb]

2000 Calling Time: Religion, Society and Change at the Turn of the Millennium, Sheffield Academic Press/T&T Clark International, [hb] (*Reissued in Bloomsbury Academic Collection, 2016)

2001 Restoring the Image: Essays in Honour of David Martin (with A. Walker), Sheffield Academic Press/T&T Clark International, [hb]

2001 Darkness Yielding, (with Rowan Williams et al), Cairns Publishing, [pb]

2009 Darkness Yielding (Third Edition, Revised), SCM-Canterbury Press, [pb]

2002 Fundamentalism, Church and Society, (with I. Jones), SPCK, [pb]

2004 The Character of Wisdom: Essays for Wesley Carr (with S. Lowe), Ashgate [hb & pb]

2005 Why Liberal Churches are Growing, (with I. Markham), T&T Clark, [hb & pb]

2008 Evaluating Fresh Expressions, (with L. Nelstrop), SCM-Canterbury [pb]

2010 Christ and Culture: Essays After Lambeth, (with I. Markham et al), Canterbury, [pb]

2010 Transfiguring Episcope: Women, Church, Leadership, (with C. Rees), Canterbury, [pb]

2012 A Point of Balance, (with R. Slocum), Canterbury, [pb]

2014 The Bright Field, (with Rowan Williams, Sam Wells, et al), Canterbury [pb]

2014 The Wisdom of the Spirit: Gospel, Church & Culture, (with Peter Ward), Ashgate, [hb]

2015 The Curate’s Survival Guide (with Matthew Caminer & Beau Stevenson), SPCK [pb]

2015 Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies, (edited with Mark Chapman and Sathi Clarke), Oxford University Press, [hb & pb]

2017 Untamed Gospel: Poems, Prose and Protests (title TBC; with Jim Cotter et al), Canterbury Press [pb]

2017 Clergy, Culture and Ministry The dynamics of Roles and Relations in Church and Society, by Ian Tomlinson, SCM Press (ed. M. Percy)

2018 SPCK Handbook (Study of Ministry), (edited with Ian Markham & Emma Percy), SPCK [hb & pb] (forthcoming)

3. Edited Works – Selected Contributions:

  • Wide range of articles and chapters in international encyclopaedias.
  • ‘Falling Far Short: Taking Sin Seriously’ in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics, eds. R. Harries & S. Platten, OUP, 2010.
  • ‘The Future of Religion’ (with Grace Davie) in the Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare, eds. M. Cobb, C. Puchalski & B. Rumbold, OUP, 2012.
  • ‘Jazz and Anglican Spirituality: Some Notes on Connections’ in Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience, eds. M. Ingalls, C. Landau & T. Wagner, Ashgate, 2013.
  • ‘The Anatomy of Fundamentalism’ in ed. James Dunn, Fundamentalisms: Threats and Ideologies in the Modern World, I B Taurus, 2015.
  • ‘Protestantism’, The Handbook of Christian Movements, ed. S. Hunt, Brill, 2015.
  • ‘Identity, Character and Practices in Rural Anglican Congregation’, in ed., Derrick Lemmons, Theologically-Engaged Anthropology, John Templeton Press/OUP, 2017.
  • ‘Class, Ethnicity and Education: Leadership, Congregations and the Sociology of Anglicanism’, Oxford History of the Anglican Church in the Twentieth Century, ed. Jeremy Morris, OUP, 2017.
  • ‘The Household of Faith: Anglican Obliquity and the Lambeth Conference’ in ed., Paul Avis, The Lambeth Conference and the Anglican Communion, Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
  • ‘Restoration, Retrieval and Renewal: Recovering Healing Ministry in the Church – Some Critical Reflections’ in ed., Darren Sarisky, Theologies of Retrieval: Practices and Perspectives, Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.
  • ‘A Self-Critical Retrospect’ in eds. Ian Markham and Joshua Daniels, Reasonable Radical? Reading Martyn Percy, Wipf & Stock Publishing, 2017.

4. Series Editorships (current):

  • Ashgate - Contemporary Ecclesiology Series (with Bruce Kaye & Tom Hughson)
  • Ashgate - Explorations in Practical & Pastoral Theology (with J. Astley & L. Francis)
  • Canterbury Press Studies in Anglicanism (with Ian Markham)
  • Ashgate - Congregational Music Studies (with Monique Ingalls et al)
  • Brill Publishing - Church, Theology & Culture Series (with Pete Ward, Clare Watkins and Christian Scharen - forthcoming)
  • SPCK - Reimagining the Church for the Twenty-First Century (Three Volumes; edited with Paula Gooder and John Swinton. Commissioned by and Forewords from the Archbishop of Canterbury).

5. Booklets:

1996 Catching the Fire: The Sociology of Exchange in the Toronto Blessing, Oxford, Latimer House Publishers, [pb]
1999 Richard Hooker: An Introduction, Darton, Longman & Todd, [pb]

6. Lincoln Theological Institute Research Reports:

2000 Healthcare Chaplaincy: Modern, Dependable? (Helen Orchard), Sheffield Academic Press, [pb]
2004 Women Priests: Reception and Communion (Ian Jones), CHP, [pb]

7. Editorships of Journals:

Editor of Modern Believing (1998-2004); Editorial Board, Journal of Contemporary Religion (1997-2004 & 2015 onwards); Political Theology (1997-2003); Journal for the Study of Spirituality (since 2010): Journal of Anglican Studies (2009 onwards).

8. Articles:

Assorted in international peer-reviewed journals include Journal of Contemporary Religion, Journal of Anglican Studies, Ecclesiology, Religion, etc. Articles in other academic journals include Theology, Modern Believing, Anvil, Reviews in Religion and Theology, etc. Shorter articles on religion/society have appeared in The Guardian, Telegraph and Independent, etc.