Mariam Abouelenin

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


I am a quantitative social scientist within the Sociology department. I work on a range of applied research projects and possess expertise in analysing both longitudinal and cross-sectional data sets.

Previously, I completed my PhD at Lancaster University, which focused on gender inequalities in Egypt. I explored how women’s cultural and economic contexts influence their roles within the family and their opportunities in the labour market. In my current role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ADR UK), I am researching how teenage mothers interact with the family justice system in England. I am looking into life course patterns of their repeated court appearances and their risk of having parental rights terminated via adoption. This project makes use of the new data-sharing collaboration between the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), developed as part of the MoJ’s Data First Programme.