Mark Elliot, David Voas and Alison Park
Mark is an interdisciplinary methodologist based in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. His bachelor’s degree was in Psychology (Warwick) and his PhD in Artificial Intelligence (Nottingham). His research cuts across numerous disciplines and fields but he has particular interests in the data privacy, the relationship between data and self, and most recently attitude theory and measurement.
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David Voas is Professor of Population Studies in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. He is the national programme director in Great Britain for the European Values Study and co-director of British Religion in Numbers (www.brin.ac.uk). He serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sociology and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of value change and ethno-religious change in modern society.
Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex
Alison Park heads the team at the National Centre which is responsible for the British Social Attitudes survey (which began in 1983) and the associated Scottish Social Attitudes survey (which began in 1999). Current work based on these surveys includes an examination of attitudes in Scotland towards a range of ‘moral’ issues (including abortion, sexuality, drugs and racism), and work on attitudes towards the family and marriage in Britain. Past work includes a wide range of projects focusing on social and political attitudes and electoral behaviour. In addition to my work at the National Centre, I have contributed towards BBC Television’s Election Night programmes since 1998.