Professor Nick Buck
Essex University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Nick is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and the Director of the ESRC UK Longitudinal Studies Centre at the University of Essex. He is also the Principal Investigator of the British Household Panel Survey. Nick studied Sociology and Economics at the University of Kent at Canterbury (1975) and received his PhD in Urban Studies also from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1980). Prior to his current appointments, Nick was a Research Associate in the Urban and Regional Studies Unit at the University of Kent (1982); Research Assistant in the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent (1982-1989); Research Fellow (since 1989), Chief Research Officer (1989-1994), Principal Research Officer and Associate Director (1994-1999) in the Urban and Regional Studies Unit at the University of Kent. His main research interests are on the impacts of economic change and public policy on social inequality and patterns of household formation; labour market marginality and multiple deprivations; impacts of territorial inequality on social processes; social polarisation and social change in London; methodological aspects of longitudinal data.