Kate Prickett is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. As a family sociologist and demographer, Kate’s research is focused on the ways in which the connection between family contexts and children’s health and wellbeing is implicated in the intergenerational transmission of inequality. A particular emphasis of this research is to understand how interpersonal processes between parents and children are embedded within a complex array of proximate ecological settings (such as work and child care) and broader systems of stratification (e.g., gender, socioeconomic status).
Prior to arriving at the University of Waikato, Kate was an NICHD postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies. She completed a Ph.D. in sociology and a M.A. in Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.