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Dr Marco Pomati

Dr Marco Pomati

Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

+44(0) 29 2087 9678
Glamorgan Building


My main role at Cardiff University is to teach and develop quantitative methods in a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate research methods and substantive courses. I am part of the Q-Step Centre and have a broad-based background in Sociology, Anthropology, Social Policy and Research Methods. Before joining Cardiff I worked at the University of Bristol, the National Foundation for Educational Research, the National Centre for Social Research and the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion where I carried out quantitative analysis of small and large scale surveys and assessment data. My recent work focuses on the exploration and validation of policy-relevant living standards measures, the relationship between low income and parenting practices and time poverty.


I am also interested in supervising PhD students, mainly in the areas of Poverty and Inequality. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD with me and work in these areas, please do get in touch (preferably with a 1 or 2 page proposal).














At present, I make contributions to the following Undergraduate modules:

  • Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (Year 1)
  • Introduction to Social and Public Policy (Year 1)
  • Social Research Methods (Year 2, Autumn Module Convenor )
  • Knowing the Social World, online and offline surveys (Year 2, Module Convenor)
  • Poverty and Social Security in the UK (Year 2)
  • Inequalities & the Division of Labour (Year 2)
  • Gender Relations and Society (Year 2)

I also contribute to Introduction to Social and Public Policy and Research Applications.


I teach the second semester of Quantitative Research Method (MSc Social Research Methods) and contribute to Research and Evidence-based Policy and Practice (Professional Doctorate).

Recent Projects:

- The distribution and dynamics of economic and social wellbeing in the UK: An analysis of the recession using multidimensional indicators of living standards (Co-Investigator) [ongoing: Feb 2017- Aug 2018] Funder: Nuffield Foundation

- Measuring and Mapping the Prevalence and Patterning of Multiple Malnutrition in Young Children in West and Central Africa (Co-Investigator) [ongoing:Feb 2017- April 2018] Funder: ESRC

- Revising EU material deprivation variables and improving EU-SILC data quality (Research Associate) [2014-2016] Funder: EUROSTAT

- College Networking (teaching and research) with University of Auckland (Co-Investigator) [Dec 2016] Funder: Cardiff Uni

- British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship for Scholarship exchange with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences [ongoing] (Co-Investigator) [ongoing: November 2016 - March 2018] Funder: British Academy

- Impartiality Review of BBC Reporting of Statistics (Advisory Team) [completed 2016] Funder: BBC Trust

- Coping Strategies The longitudinal pattern of curtailment (Co-Investigator) [completed 2014] Funder: European Commission

- Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey 2012 (Research Associate) [completed 2014] Funder: ESRC