Since completing her masters degree in 2011 Kerris Cooper has been working as a researcher at the LSE. First as a qualitative analyst on the Reading the Riots research project with Professor Tim Newburn and the Guardian newspaper, and then as a researcher at CASE with Dr Kitty Stewart. Her work at CASE has focused on the effect of income on children's and adults' outcomes across a range of different domains, including mental and physical health, education and relationships.
Dr Kerris Cooper's current research interests are:
- Poverty and disadvantage - trends, conceptualisations and measurement
- The relationship between income and child development
- The relationship between income and adult well-being
- The relationship between economic hardship, maternal mental health and parenting
- Parenting policy and welfare reform
Kerris's latest projects include: