Dr Serena Pattaro

  • Research Fellow (Urban Studies)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0044 (0)141 330 5981
email: Serena.Pattaro@glasgow.ac.uk

Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), 7 Lilybank Gardens (Room 7/403), University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3422-4443

Biography

I am Research Fellow and Co-Investigator within the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR). I am currently working on three research areas involving the analysis of linked administrative data from the benefits, tax and health systems:

I was awarded a DPhil from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford with a doctoral thesis on ‘Women’s employment instability and fertility dynamics: Cross-cohort changes in Italy and Sweden’, where I modelled women's childbearing and labour market transitions, by using survival analysis techniques applied to retrospective life history data.

Prior to joining Glasgow, I was involved on a research project on ‘Fertility postponement and recuperation in Britain’ at the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton. This project entailed the application of survival modelling techniques on micro data from two major British cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Studies and 1970 British Cohort Study.

 

Research interests

  • Labour market dynamics
  • Unemployment
  • Social and health inequalities
  • Welfare policies and welfare reform
  • Intra-household inequalities
  • Life-course transitions
  • Fertility and family dynamics
  • Cross-national comparative research
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Quasi-experimental designs
  • Survival analysis
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Data visualization
  • Complex longitudinal survey data and administrative data
  • Cross-sectoral data linkage

Research groups

Publications

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2024

Amele, S. et al. (2024) Quality of ethnicity data within Scottish health records and implications of misclassification for ethnic inequalities in severe COVID-19: a national linked data study. Journal of Public Health, 46(1), pp. 116-122. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdad196) (PMID:37861114) (PMCID:PMC10901260)

2023

Amele, S. et al. (2023) Ethnic inequalities in positive SARS-CoV-2 tests, infection prognosis, COVID-19 hospitalisations, and deaths: Analysis of two years of a record linked national cohort study in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77, pp. 641-648. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-220501) (PMID:37524538) (PMCID:PMC10511958)

Shaw, R. , Rhead, R., Zhu, J., Wels, J., Silverwood, R., Demou, E. , Hamilton, O. , Pattaro, S. , Boyd, A. and Katikireddi, V. (2023) The Relationship Between Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Economic Activity and Employment Status: Evidence from Five Longitudinal Studies Linked to English NHS Testing Data. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Newcastle University, UK, 6-8 September 2023. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-SSMabstracts.283)

2022

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2022) The impacts of benefit sanctions: a scoping review of the quantitative research evidence. Journal of Social Policy, 51(3), pp. 611-653. (doi: 10.1017/S0047279421001069)

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2022) Occupational differences in COVID-19 hospital admission and mortality between women and men in Scotland: A population-based study using linked administrative data. International Journal of Population Data Science, 7(3), 069. (doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v7i3.1841)

2021

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2021) Occupation and COVID-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective. Working Paper. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR), Edinburgh. (doi: 10.7488/era/1622).

2020

Pattaro, S. , Vanderbloemen, L. and Minton, J. (2020) Visualizing fertility trends for 45 countries using composite lattice plots. Demographic Research, 42(23), pp. 689-712. (doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.23)

Pattaro, S. (2020) Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage? [Website]

Pattaro, S. (2020) Is There a Consistent Pattern in Benefit Sanctions Rates by Jobcentre Plus Offices in Scotland? Working Paper. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, Edinburgh. (doi: 10.7488/era/111).

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2020) Using linked longitudinal administrative data to identify social disadvantage. Social Indicators Research, 147(3), pp. 865-895. (doi: 10.1007/s11205-019-02173-1)

2019

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review. 17th Annual ESPAnet Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-7 Sept 2019.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review [Review Protocol]. Documentation. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

2018

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2018) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Benefits and Earnings Histories to Identify Social Disadvantage. Institute for Employment Research International Workshop: Welfare and Unemployment Dynamics, Nuremberg, Germany, 8-9 Nov 2018.

2017

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies Conference, Stirling, UK, 11-13 Oct 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) The Influence of Recent Employment History on Poverty Risks: A Study Using Linked Administrative and Survey Data. 50th Anniversary Conference of the Social Policy Association, Durham, UK, 10-12 Jul 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Administrative Data Research Network Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2017.

2016

Pattaro, S. , Minton, J. and Vanderbloemen, L. (2016) Exploring age-specific and cumulative cohort rates using Lexis surface lattice plots: An international comparison of Human Fertility Database and Human Fertility Collection Data. In: MPIDR 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 23-24 Jun 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Pre-Birth Employment Instability and Maternal Labour Market Transitions Following the Birth of the First Child in Italy and Sweden: A Competing Risks Analysis. In: European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany, 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Women’s Employment Instability and Fertility Dynamics: Cross-Cohort Changes in Italy and Sweden [Invited talk]. In: VID Colloquium Seminar, Vienna, Austria, 21 January 2016,

2014

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2014) Educational differences in fertility desires, intentions and behaviour: a life course perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, 21, pp. 10-27. (doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2013.12.003) (PMID:26047539)

2012

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2012) The Impact of Women's Relative Earnings and Gender Equity on the Recuperation of Fertility among Older Couples in Britain. In: European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-16 June 2012,

2011

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages: A Cross-Cohort Comparison of the role of Fertility Intentions, Partnership and Employment Careers. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Effect of Household Resources and Gender Equality on the Transition to Parenthood Among Couples in Britain. In: Annual International Conference of the Society for Longitudinal Life Course Studies, Ravensberger Spinnerei, Bielefeld, Germany, 26-28 Sept 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: IX Population Conference, University of Ancona, Italy, 2-4 Feb 2011,

2010

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Exeter, UK, 13-15 Sept 2010,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: European Population Conference, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 Sept 2010,

Pattaro, S. (2010) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: European Consortium for Sociological Research Conference, Bamberg, Germany, 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2010,

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Number of items: 28.

Articles

Amele, S. et al. (2024) Quality of ethnicity data within Scottish health records and implications of misclassification for ethnic inequalities in severe COVID-19: a national linked data study. Journal of Public Health, 46(1), pp. 116-122. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdad196) (PMID:37861114) (PMCID:PMC10901260)

Amele, S. et al. (2023) Ethnic inequalities in positive SARS-CoV-2 tests, infection prognosis, COVID-19 hospitalisations, and deaths: Analysis of two years of a record linked national cohort study in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77, pp. 641-648. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-220501) (PMID:37524538) (PMCID:PMC10511958)

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2022) The impacts of benefit sanctions: a scoping review of the quantitative research evidence. Journal of Social Policy, 51(3), pp. 611-653. (doi: 10.1017/S0047279421001069)

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2022) Occupational differences in COVID-19 hospital admission and mortality between women and men in Scotland: A population-based study using linked administrative data. International Journal of Population Data Science, 7(3), 069. (doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v7i3.1841)

Pattaro, S. , Vanderbloemen, L. and Minton, J. (2020) Visualizing fertility trends for 45 countries using composite lattice plots. Demographic Research, 42(23), pp. 689-712. (doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.23)

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2020) Using linked longitudinal administrative data to identify social disadvantage. Social Indicators Research, 147(3), pp. 865-895. (doi: 10.1007/s11205-019-02173-1)

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2014) Educational differences in fertility desires, intentions and behaviour: a life course perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, 21, pp. 10-27. (doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2013.12.003) (PMID:26047539)

Research Reports or Papers

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2021) Occupation and COVID-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective. Working Paper. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR), Edinburgh. (doi: 10.7488/era/1622).

Pattaro, S. (2020) Is There a Consistent Pattern in Benefit Sanctions Rates by Jobcentre Plus Offices in Scotland? Working Paper. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, Edinburgh. (doi: 10.7488/era/111).

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review [Review Protocol]. Documentation. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Shaw, R. , Rhead, R., Zhu, J., Wels, J., Silverwood, R., Demou, E. , Hamilton, O. , Pattaro, S. , Boyd, A. and Katikireddi, V. (2023) The Relationship Between Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Economic Activity and Employment Status: Evidence from Five Longitudinal Studies Linked to English NHS Testing Data. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Newcastle University, UK, 6-8 September 2023. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-SSMabstracts.283)

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review. 17th Annual ESPAnet Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-7 Sept 2019.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2018) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Benefits and Earnings Histories to Identify Social Disadvantage. Institute for Employment Research International Workshop: Welfare and Unemployment Dynamics, Nuremberg, Germany, 8-9 Nov 2018.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies Conference, Stirling, UK, 11-13 Oct 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) The Influence of Recent Employment History on Poverty Risks: A Study Using Linked Administrative and Survey Data. 50th Anniversary Conference of the Social Policy Association, Durham, UK, 10-12 Jul 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Administrative Data Research Network Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2017.

Conference Proceedings

Pattaro, S. , Minton, J. and Vanderbloemen, L. (2016) Exploring age-specific and cumulative cohort rates using Lexis surface lattice plots: An international comparison of Human Fertility Database and Human Fertility Collection Data. In: MPIDR 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 23-24 Jun 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Pre-Birth Employment Instability and Maternal Labour Market Transitions Following the Birth of the First Child in Italy and Sweden: A Competing Risks Analysis. In: European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany, 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Women’s Employment Instability and Fertility Dynamics: Cross-Cohort Changes in Italy and Sweden [Invited talk]. In: VID Colloquium Seminar, Vienna, Austria, 21 January 2016,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2012) The Impact of Women's Relative Earnings and Gender Equity on the Recuperation of Fertility among Older Couples in Britain. In: European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-16 June 2012,

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages: A Cross-Cohort Comparison of the role of Fertility Intentions, Partnership and Employment Careers. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Effect of Household Resources and Gender Equality on the Transition to Parenthood Among Couples in Britain. In: Annual International Conference of the Society for Longitudinal Life Course Studies, Ravensberger Spinnerei, Bielefeld, Germany, 26-28 Sept 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: IX Population Conference, University of Ancona, Italy, 2-4 Feb 2011,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Exeter, UK, 13-15 Sept 2010,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: European Population Conference, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 Sept 2010,

Pattaro, S. (2010) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: European Consortium for Sociological Research Conference, Bamberg, Germany, 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2010,

Website

Pattaro, S. (2020) Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage? [Website]

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Grants

2022-2026: UK Research Innovation (UKRI) Economic and Social Resarch Council (ESRC) - "University of Edinburgh 2022-2026 ADR UK Programme"Grant reference: ES/W010321/1 (£222,547). Role: Co-Investigator.

2021-2022: UK Research Innovation (UKRI) Economic and Social Resarch Council (ESRC)  - "Administrative Data Research Centres 2018". Grant reference: ES/S007407/1 (£139,991). Role: Co-Investigator.

2021: UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - UKRI COVID-19 Grant Extension Allocation scheme - "Assessing the impacts of benefit sanctions on health". Grant reference: ES/R005729/1 (£12,131). Role: Co-Investigator.

2018-2021: UKRI ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative - "Assessing the impacts of benefit sanctions on health". Grant reference: ES/R005729/1 (£157,718). Role: Co-Investigator.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations/Phd theses in the following areas:

  • Labour market dynamics and unemployment
  • Social and health inequalities
  • Social and labour market policies;
  • Welfare reform
  • Intra-household inequalities
  • Life-course transitions
  • Fertility and family dynamics
  • Family policies
  • Cross-national comparative research
  • Quantitative research methods

PhD scholarship funding awards:

2023: UKRI ESRC/Scottish Funding Council Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) Steers Studentship Competition 2022/2023 - Project  "Living with disabilities, household conditions and COVID-19: a Scottish population-based study using linked administrative data" (+3 or 1+3 award) (Role: Co-Supervisor; Led applicant)

2023: University of Glasgow College of Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Funding - Project "Studying work, welfare and health through linked administrative data" (+3 award) (Role: Co-Supervisor)

Since 2016 I have supervised the dissertation of students (14 completed) from a range of MSc programmes (e.g. Public Policy and Management; Global Health; International Real Estate and Management; City and Regional Planning; Real Estate and City Planning).

 

Teaching

  • Quantitative Data Analysis (Postgraduate Taught course, Semester 1), Co-convenor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Social and Public Policy 2A (Undergraduate course, Semester 1), Contributing lecturer, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

Additional information

Editorial activities

  • Editorial board member of Journal of Social Policy (2021-present)
  • Editorial board member of Social Policy and Society (2021-present)

Membership of professional and learned societies:

  • Social Policy Association (2017-present)
  • Royal Statistical Society (2017-present)
  • British Society for Population Studies (2017-present)

Review of journal manuscripts:

  • Journal of Social Policy (2021-present)
  • Social Policy and Society (2021-present)
  • Social Indicators Research (2019-present)
  • Demographic Research (2016-present)
  • Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (2016-present)
  • Population Studies (2018)

Academic affiliation

  • Associate member: ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton (2012-present)

Scientific advisor

  • Member of the Advisory Group for the project "Women in multiple low-paid employment: pathways between work, care and health", funded by Nuffield Foundation (PI: Louise Lawson) (2020-2024)

Chair

  • Research using real-world data, Parallel Session C, International Population Data Linkage Network Conference, 7-9 September 2022, Edinburgh
  • Social Mobility, Parallel Session 4C, Administrative Data Research Network Annual Research Conference, 1-2 June 2017, Edinburgh

Panel member

  • Researcher Development Concordat Working Group, College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow (2020-present)

Media/political coverage

"DWP blocks data for study of whether benefit sanctions linked to suicide", The Guardian (2 March 2022)

"Parliamentary debate on The Impacts of Benefit Sanctions", led by Kaukab Stewart MSP (31 March 2022)

The Scottish Parliament (2022) Official Report, Meeting of the Parliament (hybrid) (31 March 2022)

Open letter to Therese Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, signed by Kaukab Stewart, MSP and 30 MSP colleagues (31 March 2022)

"Parliamentary Question on Social Security Benefits: Disqualification for the Department for Work and Pensions (UIN 49671)", tabled by Jonathan Ashworth, MP (8 September 2022)

"Calls for DWP to end cover-up of key benefit sanctions data", The National (31 March 2022)

"UK government report on benefit sanctions should be made public, Kaukab Stewart says", The National (31 March 2022)

"The impacts of benefit sanctions - review article", School of Social and Political Sciences News, University of Glasgow (27 April 2022)

"Health staff mortality rate 'lower in Scotland'" healthandcare.scot - Scotland's health and care news channel (20 January 2022)

"Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage?" SCADR/ADR UK blog (6 March 2020)