Department of Political Science


Stephanie Thiehoff

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods
Email: s.thiehoff@ucl.ac.uk

Stephanie is Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods. Additionally, she is a PhD candidate within the Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton. For her PhD studies she received a 1+3 ESRC Research Studentship including an Advanced Quantitative Methods award. Within this funding scheme, Stephanie completed an MSc in Demography with distinction.

Prior to coming to the United Kingdom, Stephanie worked for three years as a research assistant at the Institute for Economic and Social History at the University of Münster, Germany. She also holds a BA and an MA degree in History with a focus on Economic and Social History from the same university.


Stephanie’s research investigates changes in fertility and family formation behaviour on the subnational level in the context of contemporary and historical Europe using spatial econometric models. Her work focusses on explaining how spatial diffusion mechanisms shape demographic processes and how these processes are associated with values and norms measured through voting behaviour or religion. She is similarly interested in how economic uncertainty is linked with different patterns of family formation behaviour.

  • Stephanie teaches PUBL0055 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for postgraduate taught students.
  • In Southampton, she teaches modules in Demographic Methods both for undergraduate and postgraduate students.