Robin Samuel graduated in Sociology, Sustainable Development, and Modern History from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has been working as an assistant and PhD candidate with Prof. Dr. M. M. Bergman at the Chair of Social Research and Methodology (University of Basel) since 2009. Robin’s research interests lie in the areas of research methodology, advanced statistical methods, longitudinal analysis, Bayesian statistics, and survey methodology. His substantive interests include work, education, social mobility, social stratification, well-being, values, security, and social comparison.
Robin is associate director of the annual South African Social Sciences Research Methodology Winter School and lectures on statistics. His most recent publication is on the interplay between educational achievement, occupational success, and well-being (Samuel, R., Bergman, M. M., & Hupka-Brunner, S. 2012. The Interplay between Educational Achievement, Occupational Success, and Well-Being, in: Social Indicators Research, 2012, 1-22. doi:10.1007/s11205-011-9984-5).