Yiyang Gao



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Department of Social Sciences and International Studies
Research Centre/Unit: Q-Step Centre

I am a PhD candidate specialising in quantitative social science. My primary research interests are in the areas of race and immigration, segregation and inequality in education, and social mobility and stratification. My current research examines demographic change in England due to multiculturalism and immigration, socio-economic and ethnic segregation in the school-aged population, as well as the impact of different degrees of segregation on academic achievement. I have experience working with national administrative data and large-scale survey data. Prior to entering my doctoral programme, I had worked in the tech industry on policy-related social media matters. Both in industry and academia, I have been exploring how data can be better used to tell stories related to public policy and social well-being in the context of the digital age.