Annelies Blom

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Annelies Blom was appointed to the University of Bremne in September 2022 and has held the Chair of Sociology and Quantitative Social Research ever since. Previously, Annelies Blom was a research professor for political science and data science at the University of Mannheim. In Mannheim, she established the German Internet Panel (GIP) and directed it for ten years. Since 2023, she has also been an honorary professor at the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) at the University of Bergen.

Her research focuses on data sampling methods, especially in panel studies, international comparative surveys and probabilistic online panels, sampling and machine learning in social science methodology.


Academic Positions

2022 – current

Professor for Sociology, Quantitative Methods Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

2017  – 2022

Research Professor for Political Science, Data Science School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany

2012  – 2017

Assistant Professor for Methods of Empirical Social Research, in particular Internet Panel Surveys School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany

2011 – 2015

Owner of Survex – Data Science, Surveys, Statistics

2010  – 2011

Head of Unit, Survey Methods Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), University of Mannheim, Germany

2005  – 2009

Researcher, European Social Survey (ESS), GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany

2003  – 2005

Researcher, Education Group, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, United Kingdom


Academic Qualifications

2017 - 2018

University of Leuven (Belgium), Postgraduate Certificate in Big Data & Business Analytics


2007 – 2009

University of Essex (United Kingdom), Ph.D. in Applied Social and Economic Research

2001 – 2003

University of Oxford (United Kingdom), M.Phil. in European Politics and Society

1998 – 2001

University College Utrecht (The Netherlands), B.A. in Social Sciences

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