Prof. Melinda Mills

Melinda Mills is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Nuffield College focussing on ‘sociogenomics’, which is the integration of social science and molecular genetic data and modelling approaches.

She is the principal investigator in the SOCIOGENOME project ( and the National Centre for Research Methods SOCGEN project ( . Previous research has focussed on assortative mating, life course research  (fertility, partnerships) and cross-national comparative research. She has also written a statistical textbook on survival and event history analysis in R. Recent work integrates molecular genetic data and bioinformatic methods into social science research, gene and environment interaction and understanding to what extent genetic data can be informative about individual’s life course behaviour.