Dr Thees Spreckelsen

  • Lecturer in Research Methods (Sociology)

email: Thees.Spreckelsen@glasgow.ac.uk

School for Social and Political Sciences, Adam Smith Building, Room 513, Bute Garden, G12 8RT

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5043-2077

Biography

I am lecturer for research methods at the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Q-Step Centre, University of Glasgow.

Previously I was "Lecturer for Evidence-based Quantitative Methods" and "Research Fellow for Quantitative Methods" at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Prior to that I have been lecturer in Quantitative Sociology at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and a post-doctoral research officer at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy at the at the University of Oxford.

Research interests

Research methods in the social sciences and public health, particularly survey research methods, experimental and quasi-experimental methods for the evaluation (particularly matching methods); research transparency and replication; research on EU migration, employment and labour market integration; social determinants of health; R and Stata programming.

Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2021

Wu, Z., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Cohen, G. L. (2021) A meta‐analysis of the effect of values affirmation on academic achievement. Journal of Social Issues, 77(3), pp. 702-750. (doi: 10.1111/josi.12415)

Spreckelsen, T. F. , Langley, M., Oluwasegun, J. I., Oliver, D., Magaji, D. and Haghighat, R. (2021) Adolescence and the risk of ART non-adherence during a geographically focused public health intervention: an analysis of clinic records from Nigeria. AIDS Care, (doi: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1969331) (Early Online Publication)

2020

Degli Esposti, M., Spreckelsen, T. F. , Gasparrini, A., Wiebe, D. J., Bonander, C., Yakubovich, A. R. and Humphreys, D. K. (2020) Can synthetic controls improve causal inference in interrupted time series evaluations of public health interventions? International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(9), pp. 2010-2020. (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyaa152) (PMID:33005920)

Ferragina, E., Arrigoni, A. and Spreckelsen, T. F. (2020) The rising invisible majority. Bringing society back into international political economy. Review of International Political Economy, (doi: 10.1080/09692290.2020.1797853) (Early Online Publication)

Lachman, J. M. , Wamoyi, J., Spreckelsen, T. F. , Wight, D. , Maganga, J. and Gardner, F. (2020) Combining parenting and economic strengthening programmes to reduce violence against children: a cluster randomised controlled trial with predominantly male caregivers in rural Tanzania caregivers. BMJ Global Health, 5, e002349. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002349) (PMID:32641291) (PMCID:PMC7348478)

2019

Felbo-Kolding, J., Leschke, J. and Spreckelsen, T. F. (2019) A division of labour? Labour market segmentation by region of origin: the case of intra-EU migrants in the UK, Germany and Denmark. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(15), pp. 2820-2843. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1518709)

O'Hara, L., Smith, E. R., Barlow, J., Livingstone, N., Herath, N. I.N.S., Wei, Y., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Macdonald, G. (2019) Video feedback for parental sensitivity and attachment security in children under five years. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019(11), CD012348. (doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd012348.pub2) (PMID:31782528)

2018

Spreckelsen, T. F. , Leschke, J. and Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2018) Europe's promise for jobs? Labor market integration of young EU migrant citizens in Germany and the United Kingdom. In: O'Reilly, J., Leschke, J., Ortlieb, R., Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Villa, P. (eds.) Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe. Series: International policy exchange. Oxford University Press: New York, pp. 419-442. ISBN 9780190864798 (doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190864798.001.0001)

Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Spreckelsen, T. F. (2018) Youth labour market outsiderness: The ‘Nordic model’ compared with Britain and Germany. In: Halvorsen, R. and Hvinden, B. (eds.) Diversity in Youth Inclusion: New Policies to Promote Employment in the Nordic Countries. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 57-83. ISBN 9781783475995 (doi: 10.4337/9781783476008.00008)

Stoicescu, C., Cluver, L. D., Spreckelsen, T. , Casale, M., Sudewo, A. G. and Irwanto, (2018) Intimate partner violence and HIV sexual risk behaviour among women who inject drugs in Indonesia: a respondent-driven sampling study. AIDS and Behavior, 22(10), pp. 3307-3323. (doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2186-2) (PMID:29948336) (PMCID:PMC6154010)

Montgomery, P., Spreckelsen, T. F. , Burton, A., Burton, J. R. and Richardson, A. J. (2018) Docosahexaenoic acid for reading, working memory and behavior in UK children aged 7-9: a randomized controlled trial for replication (the DOLAB II study). PLoS ONE, 13(2), e0192909. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192909) (PMID:29462158) (PMCID:PMC5819802)

2016

Spreckelsen, T. F. and Van Der Horst, M. (2016) Is banning significance testing the best way to improve applied social science research? – Questions on Gorard (2016). Sociological Research Online, 21(3), pp. 95-105. (doi: 10.5153/sro.4076)

Heath, A. F. and Spreckelsen, T. (2016) European identities in comparative perspective. In: Elkink, J. A. and Farrell, D. M. (eds.) The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. Routledge: London, pp. 11-34. ISBN 9781138842014 (doi: 10.4324/9781315725222-2)

2015

Ferragina, E., Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Spreckelsen, T. (2015) The four worlds of ‘Welfare Reality’ – social risks and outcomes in Europe. Social Policy and Society, 14(2), pp. 287-307. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746414000530)

2014

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2014) Fatty acids and sleep in UK children: subjective and pilot objective sleep results from the DOLAB study - a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Sleep Research, 23(4), pp. 364-388. (doi: 10.1111/jsr.12135) (PMID:24605819) (PMCID:PMC4263155)

2013

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2013) Omega-3 DHA and Sleep in UK Children: Results From the DOLAB Study. FAB Research Conference: Omega-3 DHA for Child Behaviour and Learning, London, UK, 04 Sep 2013. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.903710)

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2013) Low blood long chain omega-3 fatty acids in UK children are associated with poor cognitive performance and behavior: a cross-sectional analysis from the DOLAB study. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e66697. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066697) (PMID:23826114) (PMCID:PMC3691187)

Richardson, A. J., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Montgomery, P. (2013) The DHA Oxford Learning and Behaviour (DOLAB) study: A Randomised Controlled Trial of DHA Supplementation in Healthy Children - Poster presented at the annual meeting Society for Prevention Research 2013, May. Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 28-31 May 2013. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.903709)

2012

Spreckelsen, T. F. , Grant, S. P. and Montgomery, P. (2012) Additional requirements for complex interventions. British Medical Journal, 345, e8003. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8003) (PMID:23183069)

Richardson, A. J., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Montgomery, P. (2012) Docosahexaenoic acid for reading, cognition and behavior in children aged 7–9 years: a randomized, controlled trial (The DOLAB Study). PLoS ONE, 7(9), e43909. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043909) (PMID:22970149) (PMCID:PMC3435388)

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2012) Blood Omega-3 Concentrations are Associated With Reading, Working Memory and Behaviour in Healthy Children Aged 7-9 Years. 2012 ISSFAL Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 26-30 May 2012. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.903708)

2010

Spreckelsen, T. F. and Kollmorgen, R. (2010) Postsozialistische Transformationen und Europäische Integration: Prozesse und Interdependenzen. Eine Einführung. In: Brunn, M., Ettrich, F., Fahlbusch, J. H., Kollmorgen, R., Spreckelsen, T. and Thumfart, A. (eds.) Transformation und Europäisierung: Eigenarten und (Inter-) Dependenzen von postsozialistischem Wandel und europäischer Integration. Series: Gesellschaftliche Transformationen/Societal Transformations. LIT Verlag: Berlin, pp. 11-66. ISBN 9783825883546

2009

Heath, A., Martin, J. and Spreckelsen, T. (2009) Cross-national comparability of survey attitude measures. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 21(3), pp. 293-315. (doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edp034)

2005

Spreckelsen, T. (2005) Joanna Bourke, Fear: a cultural history. Historische Anthropologie, 13(3), pp. 426-427. (doi: 10.7788/ha.2005.13.3.426)[Book Review]

2004

Spreckelsen, T. (2004) David Gugerli/Daniel Speich,Topografien der Nation. Politik, kartografische Ordnung und Landschaft im 19. Jahrhundert. Historische Anthropologie, 12(2), pp. 306-307. (doi: 10.7788/ha.2004.12.2.306)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Tue Nov 30 05:06:47 2021 GMT.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Wu, Z., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Cohen, G. L. (2021) A meta‐analysis of the effect of values affirmation on academic achievement. Journal of Social Issues, 77(3), pp. 702-750. (doi: 10.1111/josi.12415)

Spreckelsen, T. F. , Langley, M., Oluwasegun, J. I., Oliver, D., Magaji, D. and Haghighat, R. (2021) Adolescence and the risk of ART non-adherence during a geographically focused public health intervention: an analysis of clinic records from Nigeria. AIDS Care, (doi: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1969331) (Early Online Publication)

Degli Esposti, M., Spreckelsen, T. F. , Gasparrini, A., Wiebe, D. J., Bonander, C., Yakubovich, A. R. and Humphreys, D. K. (2020) Can synthetic controls improve causal inference in interrupted time series evaluations of public health interventions? International Journal of Epidemiology, 49(9), pp. 2010-2020. (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyaa152) (PMID:33005920)

Ferragina, E., Arrigoni, A. and Spreckelsen, T. F. (2020) The rising invisible majority. Bringing society back into international political economy. Review of International Political Economy, (doi: 10.1080/09692290.2020.1797853) (Early Online Publication)

Lachman, J. M. , Wamoyi, J., Spreckelsen, T. F. , Wight, D. , Maganga, J. and Gardner, F. (2020) Combining parenting and economic strengthening programmes to reduce violence against children: a cluster randomised controlled trial with predominantly male caregivers in rural Tanzania caregivers. BMJ Global Health, 5, e002349. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002349) (PMID:32641291) (PMCID:PMC7348478)

Felbo-Kolding, J., Leschke, J. and Spreckelsen, T. F. (2019) A division of labour? Labour market segmentation by region of origin: the case of intra-EU migrants in the UK, Germany and Denmark. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(15), pp. 2820-2843. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1518709)

O'Hara, L., Smith, E. R., Barlow, J., Livingstone, N., Herath, N. I.N.S., Wei, Y., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Macdonald, G. (2019) Video feedback for parental sensitivity and attachment security in children under five years. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2019(11), CD012348. (doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd012348.pub2) (PMID:31782528)

Stoicescu, C., Cluver, L. D., Spreckelsen, T. , Casale, M., Sudewo, A. G. and Irwanto, (2018) Intimate partner violence and HIV sexual risk behaviour among women who inject drugs in Indonesia: a respondent-driven sampling study. AIDS and Behavior, 22(10), pp. 3307-3323. (doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2186-2) (PMID:29948336) (PMCID:PMC6154010)

Montgomery, P., Spreckelsen, T. F. , Burton, A., Burton, J. R. and Richardson, A. J. (2018) Docosahexaenoic acid for reading, working memory and behavior in UK children aged 7-9: a randomized controlled trial for replication (the DOLAB II study). PLoS ONE, 13(2), e0192909. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192909) (PMID:29462158) (PMCID:PMC5819802)

Spreckelsen, T. F. and Van Der Horst, M. (2016) Is banning significance testing the best way to improve applied social science research? – Questions on Gorard (2016). Sociological Research Online, 21(3), pp. 95-105. (doi: 10.5153/sro.4076)

Ferragina, E., Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Spreckelsen, T. (2015) The four worlds of ‘Welfare Reality’ – social risks and outcomes in Europe. Social Policy and Society, 14(2), pp. 287-307. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746414000530)

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2014) Fatty acids and sleep in UK children: subjective and pilot objective sleep results from the DOLAB study - a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Sleep Research, 23(4), pp. 364-388. (doi: 10.1111/jsr.12135) (PMID:24605819) (PMCID:PMC4263155)

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2013) Low blood long chain omega-3 fatty acids in UK children are associated with poor cognitive performance and behavior: a cross-sectional analysis from the DOLAB study. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e66697. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066697) (PMID:23826114) (PMCID:PMC3691187)

Spreckelsen, T. F. , Grant, S. P. and Montgomery, P. (2012) Additional requirements for complex interventions. British Medical Journal, 345, e8003. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8003) (PMID:23183069)

Richardson, A. J., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Montgomery, P. (2012) Docosahexaenoic acid for reading, cognition and behavior in children aged 7–9 years: a randomized, controlled trial (The DOLAB Study). PLoS ONE, 7(9), e43909. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043909) (PMID:22970149) (PMCID:PMC3435388)

Heath, A., Martin, J. and Spreckelsen, T. (2009) Cross-national comparability of survey attitude measures. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 21(3), pp. 293-315. (doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edp034)

Book Sections

Spreckelsen, T. F. , Leschke, J. and Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2018) Europe's promise for jobs? Labor market integration of young EU migrant citizens in Germany and the United Kingdom. In: O'Reilly, J., Leschke, J., Ortlieb, R., Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Villa, P. (eds.) Youth Labor in Transition: Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe. Series: International policy exchange. Oxford University Press: New York, pp. 419-442. ISBN 9780190864798 (doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190864798.001.0001)

Seeleib-Kaiser, M. and Spreckelsen, T. F. (2018) Youth labour market outsiderness: The ‘Nordic model’ compared with Britain and Germany. In: Halvorsen, R. and Hvinden, B. (eds.) Diversity in Youth Inclusion: New Policies to Promote Employment in the Nordic Countries. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 57-83. ISBN 9781783475995 (doi: 10.4337/9781783476008.00008)

Heath, A. F. and Spreckelsen, T. (2016) European identities in comparative perspective. In: Elkink, J. A. and Farrell, D. M. (eds.) The Act of Voting: Identities, Institutions and Locale. Routledge: London, pp. 11-34. ISBN 9781138842014 (doi: 10.4324/9781315725222-2)

Spreckelsen, T. F. and Kollmorgen, R. (2010) Postsozialistische Transformationen und Europäische Integration: Prozesse und Interdependenzen. Eine Einführung. In: Brunn, M., Ettrich, F., Fahlbusch, J. H., Kollmorgen, R., Spreckelsen, T. and Thumfart, A. (eds.) Transformation und Europäisierung: Eigenarten und (Inter-) Dependenzen von postsozialistischem Wandel und europäischer Integration. Series: Gesellschaftliche Transformationen/Societal Transformations. LIT Verlag: Berlin, pp. 11-66. ISBN 9783825883546

Book Reviews

Spreckelsen, T. (2005) Joanna Bourke, Fear: a cultural history. Historische Anthropologie, 13(3), pp. 426-427. (doi: 10.7788/ha.2005.13.3.426)[Book Review]

Spreckelsen, T. (2004) David Gugerli/Daniel Speich,Topografien der Nation. Politik, kartografische Ordnung und Landschaft im 19. Jahrhundert. Historische Anthropologie, 12(2), pp. 306-307. (doi: 10.7788/ha.2004.12.2.306)[Book Review]

Conference or Workshop Item

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2013) Omega-3 DHA and Sleep in UK Children: Results From the DOLAB Study. FAB Research Conference: Omega-3 DHA for Child Behaviour and Learning, London, UK, 04 Sep 2013. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.903710)

Richardson, A. J., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Montgomery, P. (2013) The DHA Oxford Learning and Behaviour (DOLAB) study: A Randomised Controlled Trial of DHA Supplementation in Healthy Children - Poster presented at the annual meeting Society for Prevention Research 2013, May. Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 28-31 May 2013. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.903709)

Montgomery, P., Burton, J. R., Sewell, R. P., Spreckelsen, T. F. and Richardson, A. J. (2012) Blood Omega-3 Concentrations are Associated With Reading, Working Memory and Behaviour in Healthy Children Aged 7-9 Years. 2012 ISSFAL Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 26-30 May 2012. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.903708)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 30 05:06:47 2021 GMT.

Grants

  • 2021-2022: SFC Microcredentials course development: Datavisualization. Funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). Value: £7.336. Role: Convenor. 
  • 2019-2021: Statistical Analysis of the Nigeria and Kenya 4Children Tracer Study. Funded by the Catholic Relief Services. (USA) Value: £13,449. Role: Prinicpal-Investigator.
  • 2017-2018: Statistical Analysis of the 4Children Nigeria Catchment Mapping Study. Funded by the Catholic Relief Services. (USA) Value: $14,430. Role: Prinicpal-Investigator.

Teaching

Postgraduate:

  • SPS5034 PGT Research Design (co-convenor with Dr Michael Heaney)
    • An introduction to social science research covering the whole research process from questions, literature, methodology to reporting. 

Undergraduate:

  • SPS2001 Q-Step: Quantitative Methods 2: Analysing Your Social World 
    • An introduction to quantitative social science research with application in R.
  • SPS4004 Q-Step: Advanced Regression:
    • This course covers regression techniques for binary, ordered, unordered and count outcomes. It gives an introduction to maximuum likelihood estimation as well as an intermediate introduction to probability.

External teaching:

  • Department of Work and Pensions (2021/22) Bespoke learning for Randomised Control Trials (RCT)
  • SFC Microcredentials Course (2022) Datavisualization
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Summer School (since 2018, University of Oxford, Dept. of Education): An introduction to R & Generalized Linear Models
  • Q-Step Summer School (since 2020): Introductoin to R & Advanced Survey Data Analysis

Teaching recognition:

SEDA certificate (University of Oxford): "Learning, Teaching and Assessing" (UK Professional Standards Framework at Descriptor 2 (equivalent to Fellow of the Higher Education Academy).  

Thees was (2018) Examiner for the "Enhancing Teaching and Practice" course at the  Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford.

Professional activities & recognition

Editorial boards

  • 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Additional information

Academic service:

  • 2020-... Convenor PGT Research Methods training, School of Social and Political Sciences.