I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Demographic Research (DEMO) of the University of Louvain (UCLouvain). Currently, I am holding an F.R.S.-FNRS postdoctoral fellowship. In my project, I investigate how adult children’s socioeconomic resources, particularly education, affect their parents’ health outcomes from a longitudinal and comparative perspective.

Before joining UCLouvain, I received a PhD from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) and University of Groningen (RUG, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences), and a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento (Italy). I was also part of the Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes (CREW) research project.

My main research interests lie in social and gender inequalities in health, intergenerational relationships, social determinants of health, welfare systems, and quantitative methods for social research. I specialise in the analysis of large social survey datasets (such as SHARE) and full-population register data. In particular, I analyse data for epidemiological and demographic research. My analytical approach is best described as theory-driven, quantitative empirical research.


If you would like to contact me the best way is through email:

damiano.uccheddu@uclouvain.be