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Dr Nicola Barban

Reader and Co-Director of MiSoC
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Dr Nicola Barban

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Padua, (2010)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Reader, ISER, University of Essex (13/11/2017 - present)

  • Associate Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford (1/9/2014 - present)

Other academic

  • Senior Research Associate, Sociology, University of Oxford (1/9/2014 - 11/11/2017)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Sociology, University of Groningen (1/9/2011 - 31/8/2014)

Publications

Journal articles (15)

Barban, N., Billari, FC., de Luna, X., Svensson, I. and Lundholm, E., Causal Effects of the Timing of Life-course Events Age at Retirement and Subsequent Health. Sociological Methods and Research, 004912411772969-004912411772969

Ding, X., Barban, N., Tropf, F. and Mills, M., (2019). The relationship between cognitive decline and a genetic predictor of educational attainment. Social Science and Medicine, 112549-112549

Mills, MC., Barban, N. and Tropf, FC., (2018). The Sociogenomics of Polygenic Scores of Reproductive Behavior and Their Relationship to Other Fertility Traits. The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. 4 (4), 122-136

Tropf, FC., Lee, SH., Verweij, RM., Stulp, G., van der Most, PJ., de Vlaming, R., Bakshi, A., Briley, DA., Rahal, C., Hellpap, R., Iliadou, AN., Esko, T., Metspalu, A., Medland, SE., Martin, NG., Barban, N., Snieder, H., Robinson, MR. and Mills, MC., (2017). Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations. Nature Human Behaviour. 1 (10), 757-765

Mehta, D., Tropf, FC., Gratten, J., Bakshi, A., Zhu, Z., Bacanu, S-A., Hemani, G., Magnusson, PKE., Barban, N., Esko, T., Metspalu, A., Snieder, H., Mowry, BJ., Kendler, KS., Yang, J., Visscher, PM., McGrath, JJ., Mills, MC., Wray, NR., Lee, SH., Andreassen, OA., Bramon, E., Bruggeman, R., Buxbaum, JD., Cairns, MJ., Cantor, RM., Cloninger, CR., Cohen, D., Crespo-Facorro, B., Darvasi, A., DeLisi, LE., Dinan, T., Djurovic, S., Donohoe, G., Drapeau, E., Escott-Price, V., Freimer, NB., Georgieva, L., de Haan, L., Henskens, FA., Joa, I., Julià, A., Khrunin, A., Lerer, B., Limborska, S., Loughland, CM., Macek, M., Magnusson, PKE., Marsal, S., McCarley, RW., McIntosh, AM., McQuillin, A., Melegh, B., Michie, PT., Morris, DW., Murphy, KC., Myin-Germeys, I., Olincy, A., Van Os, J., Pantelis, C., Posthuma, D., Quested, D., Schall, U., Scott, RJ., Seidman, LJ., Toncheva, D., Tooney, PA., Waddington, J., Weinberger, DR., Weiser, M. and Wu, JQ., (2016). Evidence for Genetic Overlap Between Schizophrenia and Age at First Birth in Women. JAMA Psychiatry. 73 (5), 497-497

Barban, N., Jansen, R., de Vlaming, R., Vaez, A., Mandemakers, JJ., Tropf, FC., Shen, X., Wilson, JF., Chasman, DI., Nolte, IM., Tragante, V., van der Laan, SW., Perry, JRB., Kong, A., Ahluwalia, TS., Albrecht, E., Yerges-Armstrong, L., Atzmon, G., Auro, K., Ayers, K., Bakshi, A., Ben-Avraham, D., Berger, K., Bergman, A., Bertram, L., Bielak, LF., Bjornsdottir, G., Bonder, MJ., Broer, L., Bui, M., Barbieri, C., Cavadino, A., Chavarro, JE., Turman, C., Concas, MP., Cordell, HJ., Davies, G., Eibich, P., Eriksson, N., Esko, T., Eriksson, J., Falahi, F., Felix, JF., Fontana, MA., Franke, L., Gandin, I., Gaskins, AJ., Gieger, C., Gunderson, EP., Guo, X., Hayward, C., He, C., Hofer, E., Huang, H., Joshi, PK., Kanoni, S., Karlsson, R., Kiechl, S., Kifley, A., Kluttig, A., Kraft, P., Lagou, V., Lecoeur, C., Lahti, J., Li-Gao, R., Lind, PA., Liu, T., Makalic, E., Mamasoula, C., Matteson, L., Mbarek, H., McArdle, PF., McMahon, G., Meddens, SFW., Mihailov, E., Miller, M., Missmer, SA., Monnereau, C., van der Most, PJ., Myhre, R., Nalls, MA., Nutile, T., Kalafati, IP., Porcu, E., Prokopenko, I., Rajan, KB., Rich-Edwards, J., Rietveld, CA., Robino, A., Rose, LM., Rueedi, R., Ryan, KA., Saba, Y., Schmidt, D., Smith, JA., Stolk, L., Streeten, E., Tönjes, A., Thorleifsson, G., Ulivi, S., Wedenoja, J., Wellmann, J., Willeit, P., Yao, J., Yengo, L., Zhao, JH., Zhao, W., Zhernakova, DV., Amin, N., Andrews, H., Balkau, B., Barzilai, N., Bergmann, S., Biino, G., Bisgaard, H., Bønnelykke, K., Boomsma, DI., Buring, JE., Campbell, H., Cappellani, S., Ciullo, M., Cox, SR., Cucca, F., Toniolo, D., Davey-Smith, G., Deary, IJ., Dedoussis, G., Deloukas, P., van Duijn, CM., de Geus, EJC., Eriksson, JG., Evans, DA., Faul, JD., Sala, CF., Froguel, P., Gasparini, P., Girotto, G., Grabe, H-J., Greiser, KH., Groenen, PJF., de Haan, HG., Haerting, J., Harris, TB., Heath, AC., Heikkilä, K., Hofman, A., Homuth, G., Holliday, EG., Hopper, J., Hyppönen, E., Jacobsson, B., Jaddoe, VWV., Johannesson, M., Jugessur, A., Kähönen, M., Kajantie, E., Kardia, SLR., Keavney, B., Kolcic, I., Koponen, P., Kovacs, P., Kronenberg, F., Kutalik, Z., La Bianca, M., Lachance, G., Iacono, WG., Lai, S., Lehtimäki, T., Liewald, DC., Lindgren, CM., Liu, Y., Luben, R., Lucht, M., Luoto, R., Magnus, P., Magnusson, PKE., Martin, NG., McGue, M., McQuillan, R., Medland, SE., Meisinger, C., Mellström, D., Metspalu, A., Traglia, M., Milani, L., Mitchell, P., Montgomery, GW., Mook-Kanamori, D., de Mutsert, R., Nohr, EA., Ohlsson, C., Olsen, J., Ong, KK., Paternoster, L., Pattie, A., Penninx, BWJH., Perola, M., Peyser, PA., Pirastu, M., Polasek, O., Power, C., Kaprio, J., Raffel, LJ., Räikkönen, K., Raitakari, O., Ridker, PM., Ring, SM., Roll, K., Rudan, I., Ruggiero, D., Rujescu, D., Salomaa, V., Schlessinger, D., Schmidt, H., Schmidt, R., Schupf, N., Smit, J., Sorice, R., Spector, TD., Starr, JM., Stöckl, D., Strauch, K., Stumvoll, M., Swertz, MA., Thorsteinsdottir, U., Thurik, AR., Timpson, NJ., Tung, JY., Uitterlinden, AG., Vaccargiu, S., Viikari, J., Vitart, V., Völzke, H., Vollenweider, P., Vuckovic, D., Waage, J., Wagner, GG., Wang, JJ., Wareham, NJ., Weir, DR., Willemsen, G., Willeit, J., Wright, AF., Zondervan, KT., Stefansson, K., Krueger, RF., Lee, JJ., Benjamin, DJ., Cesarini, D., Koellinger, PD., den Hoed, M., Snieder, H. and Mills, MC., (2016). Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior. Nature Genetics. 48 (12), 1462-1472

Tropf, FC., Barban, N., Mills, MC., Snieder, H. and Mandemakers, JJ., (2015). Genetic influence on age at first birth of female twins born in the UK, 1919–68. Population Studies. 69 (2), 129-145

Tropf, FC., Stulp, G., Barban, N., Visscher, PM., Yang, J., Snieder, H. and Mills, MC., (2015). Human Fertility, Molecular Genetics, and Natural Selection in Modern Societies. PLOS ONE. 10 (6), e0126821-e0126821

Sironi, M., Barban, N. and Impicciatore, R., (2015). Parental social class and the transition to adulthood in Italy and the United States. Advances in Life Course Research. 26 (1), 89-104

Balbo, N. and Barban, N., (2014). Does Fertility Behavior Spread among Friends?. American Sociological Review. 79 (3), 412-431

Barban, N. and Linder, MD., (2013). Mathematical modeling in life course research. Current Problems in Dermatology (Switzerland). 44, 33-46

Barban, N. and Linder, MD., (2013). Mathematical Modeling in Life Course Research. Current Problems in Dermatology (Switzerland). 44, 33-46

Barban, N. and Billari, FC., (2012). Classifying life course trajectories: a comparison of latent class and sequence analysis. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 61 (5), 765-784

Barban, N. and White, MJ., (2011). Immigrants’ Children's Transition to Secondary School in Italy. International Migration Review. 45 (3), 702-726

Barban, N. and Dalla-Zuanna, G., (2010). A Portrait of Immigrant Children's Housing Experiences in Italy. Housing Studies. 25 (4), 559-584

Book chapters (1)

Barban, N. and Sironi, M., (2018). Sequence Analysis as a Tool for Family Demography. In: Schoen R. (eds) Analytical Family Demography.. In: Analytical Family Demography. Springer. 101- 123. 3319932268. 9783319932262

Scholarly Editions (5)

Balbo, N., Barban, N. and Mills, M., Friend and peer effects on entry into marriage and parenthood: A multiprocess approach

Barban, N., De Cao, E., Oreffice, S. and Quintana-Domeque, C., Assortative Mating: A Genetic Assessment

Quintana-Domeque, C., Barban, N., Cao, ED. and Oreffice, S., (2016). Assortative Mating on Education: A Genetic Assessment

Barban, N., (2013). Family Trajectories and Health: A Life Course Perspective

Minello, A. and Barban, N., (2012). The Educational Expectations of Children of Immigrants in Italy

Grants and funding

2018

Exploring the interplay of social and genetic factors influencing puberty timing

British Academy

Contact

nicola.barban@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874683

Location:

2N2.5A.10, Colchester Campus