Dr Patricio Troncoso is a Research Associate at I-SPHERE (Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research), Heriot-Watt University. Patricio is currently working in the “Understanding children’s lives and outcomes” strand of the ESRC-funded Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR).
Patricio is an applied statistician with a background in Sociology and Public Policy. His research focuses on a range of children’s outcomes and experiences, including educational inequalities in attainment, school behaviour and attendance, school value-added, social care and protection, mental health as well as social and emotional learning and development.
Before joining I-SPHERE in 2021, Patricio worked at the Manchester Institute of Education and the Department of Social Statistics at the University of Manchester (2016-2020), where he also gained his PhD in Social Statistics (2015).
Educational inequalities; Child protection; Child development; School value-added; Quantitative methods