Dr Andrew Bell

Sheffield Methods Institute

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences

Dr Andrew Bell
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Dr Andrew Bell
Sheffield Methods Institute
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
219 Portobello
S1 4DP

Before moving to Sheffield, Andy was a lecturer at the University of Bristol, where he also completed his undergraduate degree (in Geography) and PhD (in Advanced Quantitative Methods). His current substantive research focuses on mental health from a life course perspective, but also spans a diverse range of other subject areas, including geography, political science, social epidemiology and economics. Methodologically, Andy’s interests are in the development and application of multilevel models, with work focusing on age-period-cohort analysis and fixed and random effects models.

Research interests

Multilevel modelling, longitudinal modelling, mental health and wellbeing, life course research, political science, social epidemiology



  • Bell A, Hartman T, Piekut A, Rae A & Taylor M (2020) Making Sense of Data in the Media. Sage. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Bell A (Ed.) (2021) Age, Period and Cohort Effects: Statistical Analysis and the Identification Problem. Abingdon: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

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