Mark Fransham

Senior Departmental Research Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at University Of Oxford

Mark Fransham is a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. He is a quantitative social scientist with expertise in administrative data, longitudinal analysis, causal inference and data visualisation, experienced in working in multidisciplinary and international environments. He became an academic researcher in 2018 after 13 years working in public policy and intervention research, primarily in local government. Mark is currently co-leading a £1.2 million ESRC-funded international programme of comparative research into spatial income inequality in North America and Europe, the “Linking National and Regional Inequality” project. His work on public policy includes two papers on the impact of the UK’s benefit cap on mental health and employment outcomes, and a critique of the Levelling Up strategy for reducing geographic inequalities.