Who we are

The study is a cross-organisational collaboration led by the UCL Centre for Education Policy & Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO), the Sutton Trust and the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

The team combines world-leading expertise in education, social mobility and the design, management and analysis of longitudinal cohort studies.

CEPEO and CLS lead on the design, management and delivery of the study.

Kantar Public are conducting the fieldwork, along with NatCen Social Research (Wave 1 only).

The Sutton Trust is leveraging its extensive experience in research communications and policy influence to lead on maximising the impact of the findings.

Our people

COSMO is led by a team of experts from across education and social mobility research.

Principal investigator

Dr Jake Anders

UCL CEPEO

Co-investigator

Prof Lisa Calderwood

UCL CLS

Co-investigator

Dr Claire Crawford

UCL CEPEO

Co-investigator

Carl Cullinane

Sutton Trust

Co-investigator

Prof Alissa Goodman

UCL CLS

Co-investigator

Prof Lindsey Macmillan

UCL CEPEO

Co-investigator

Prof Praveetha Patalay

UCL CLS

Co-investigator

Prof Gill Wyness

UCL CEPEO

UCL team

Dr Tugba Adali

UCL CLS

UCL team

Dr Xin Shao

UCL CEPEO

Research team

Alice De Gennaro

UCL CEPEO

Research team

Erica Holt-White

Sutton Trust

Research team

Dr Rebecca Montacute

Sutton Trust

Research team

James Yarde

Sutton Trust