Markus Klein is Lecturer for Human Development and Education Policy in the School of Education since January 2016. He received his PhD in Sociology from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim in May 2013. Between June 2013 and September 2015 he was employed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ESRC-funded research centre Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh. In November/December 2015 he was Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University of Cologne where he designed and taught a BA module on "Education and Social Mobility".
His research interests include quantitative methods, educational inequality, education and social mobility, education policy, cross-country comparative research and child development.
He is ad-hoc reviewer for the journals European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, Research in Social Stratifcation and Mobility, International Journal of Manpower, The Sociological Quarterly and Associate Board Member of the BSA journals Sociology and Work, Employment and Society.