Stella Chatzitheochari

    • BA, MPhil, PhD
    • John Adams Career Development Fellow
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    • Stella joined the Institute of Education in October 2012 as a John Adams Career Development Fellow. Her research interests include gender and labour market inequalities, work-life balance and time allocation, well-being and health outcomes, and longitudinal and life-course research.

      Prior to joining the Institute, Stella held a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey (2006-2009), as part of an EU funded research consortium on the causes and consequences of sleep deprivation. Her doctoral thesis examined the influence of working time arrangements and family circumstances on sleep duration, free time, and leisure/social participation.

      Stella is member of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) team in CLS. She is currently involved in the design and implementation of a new time-use diary instrument for the next MCS sweep, and is co-investigator in the ESRC Cross-investment research project 'Children's time-use diaries: promoting research, sharing best practice' with the Centre for Time Use Research of the University of Oxford. She is also a researcher in the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative research project 'Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people'
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    • • Editorial Board, Work, Employment, and Society (2014-present)
      • Associate Editorial Board, Work, Employment, and Society (2011-2013)
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • • International Association of Time Use Research Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7-10 August 2013, 'Designing a teenage time use diary for the Millennium Cohort Study '(with L.Calderwood, L.Platt, K.Fisher, J.Gershuny, E. Altintas, O.Sullivan)

      • Work, Employment and Society Conference, University of Warwick, 3-5 September 2013, 'Examining the impact of parents' working time arrangements on children's well-being: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study'.
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English, Greek, French, Italian

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  • Chatzitheochari, S. (2012) 'New dimensions of time poverty: the influence of work and family constraints on discretionary time in the UK' Unpublished PhD thesis, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey
  • Chatzitheochari, S. and Arber, S. (2012) 'Gender, class and time poverty: A time use analysis of British workers' free time resources', British Journal of Sociology 63(3), 451-471.
  • Chatzitheochari, S. and Arber, S. (2011) 'Identifying the third agers: An analysis of British retirees' leisure pursuits', Sociological Research Online
  • Chatzitheochari, S. and Arber, S.   (2011) 'Time use studies: A method for exploring everyday life in the Third Age' In D.C. Carr and K. Komp (eds), Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and Next Steps. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Chatzitheochari, S. and Arber, S. (2009) 'Lack of sleep, work and the long hours culture: Evidence from the UK Time Use Survey', Work, Employment and Society 23(1), 30-48.