Dr. Tom Emery is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Sociology of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Tom is also the Deputy Director of ODISSEI, the Dutch National Infrastructure for Social Science (http://www.odissei-data.nl/), where is responsible for the strategic development of the infrastructure and international collaborations.
He was previously the Deputy Director of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute in The Hague. The GGP is a comparative, longitudinal survey which is fielded in more than 20 countries and provides data on family dynamics and demographic change to over 4,000 researchers worldwide.
Tom gained a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and his thesis examined the interaction between financial support between elderly parents and their adult children in a number of European countries. His research also covers questions of comparative survey methodology and policy measurements in multilevel contexts.