Rory is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology. His research is funded by an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders award.
Rory graduated with an MA in geography from the University of St Andrews in 2009. He then remained at St Andrews to work towards a PhD, which he completed in 2012. Rory’s thesis used longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey to analyse the links between residential preferences and actual residential mobility behaviour over the life course.
In November 2012, Rory joined the Department of Sociology as a Research Associate. He has since collaborated with Professor Jacqueline Scott on a number of projects. These include analyses of family trajectories and residential mobility behaviour in Britain, as well as a study investigating how European attitudes towards immigration have changed over the last decade. Rory’s work has also examined the intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood characteristics, Living Apart Together in Britain, and neighbourhood change and residential mobility preferences.
Rory currently holds an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leaders award to investigate how family trajectories and young adults’ housing tenure transitions have changed over recent decades. Further details of this study are available on the project website (ftht.sociology.cam.ac.uk).
Coulter R (In press) Parental background and housing outcomes in young adulthood. Housing Studies.
Coulter R and Hu Y. (In press) Living Apart Together and cohabitation intentions in Great Britain. Journal of Family Issues. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X15619461.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Findlay AM. (In press) Re-thinking residential mobility: Linking lives through time and space. Progress in Human Geography.http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132515575417.
Clark WAV and Coulter R. (2015) Who wants to move? The role of neighbourhood change. Environment and Planning A 47 (12), 2683-2709. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518X15615367.
Findlay AM, McCollum D, Coulter R and Gayle V. (2015) New mobilities across the lifecourse: A framework for analysing demographically-linked drivers of migration. Population, Space and Place 21 (4), 390-402. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psp.1956/abstract
Coulter R and Scott J. (2015) What motivates residential mobility? Re-examining self-reported reasons for desiring and making residential moves. Population, Space and Place 21 (4), 354-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.1863.
Clark WAV, van Ham M and Coulter R. (2014) Spatial mobility and social outcomes. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 29 (4), 699-727 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10901-013-9375-0.
van Ham M, Hedman L, Manley D, Coulter R and Östh J. (2014) Intergenerational transmission of neighbourhood poverty. An analysis of individual neighbourhood histories. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 39 (3), 402-417. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tran.12040.
Coulter R and van Ham M. (2013) Following people through time: An analysis of individual residential mobility biographies. Housing Studies 28 (7), 1037-1055. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2013.783903.
Coulter R. (2013) Wishful thinking and the abandonment of moving desires over the life course. Environment and Planning A 45 (8), 1944 – 1962. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a45314.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Feijten P. (2012) Partner (dis)agreement on moving desires and the subsequent moving behaviour of couples. Population, Space and Place 18 (1), 16-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/psp.700.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Feijten P. (2011) A longitudinal analysis of moving desires, expectations and actual moving behaviour. Environment and Planning A 43 (11), 2742-2760. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a44105.
Coulter R and van Ham M. (In press) Housing Career, In: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies. A. Orum (ed.). Wiley Blackwell.
Recent Conference Presentations
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ housing outcomes in England and Wales, 1971-2011. Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual Conference, Dublin.
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ homeownership, 1971-2011. Government Economic Service/Government Social Research Service Annual Training Conference, London.
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ housing outcomes. European Network for Housing Research Annual Conference, Lisbon.
Coulter R (2015) Parental background and young adults’ housing outcomes. ESRC Centre for Population Change workshop on Housing and the Life Course, St Andrews.
Coulter R (2015) Family background and young adults’ housing outcomes, 1971-2011. Housing Studies Association Annual Conference, York.
Coulter R, van Ham M and Findlay A. (2014) Re-thinking residential mobility: Linking lives through time and space. Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, London.
Coulter R and Scott J. (2013) What motivates residential mobility? Re-examining why people move over the life course. Understanding Society Conference, Colchester.