Mills' research is in the area of sociogenomics, combining social science and molecular genetic approaches to examine life course behaviour. Her other research interests include: fertility, partnerships, work-family reconciliation, work schedules, and biodemography.
Lead senior author on a
recent GWAS of human reproductive behaviour and written various review articles in HRU and EJP and numerous publications exploring demographic, sociological and biodemography of (in)fertility.
Drawing from recent unprecedented advances in molecular genetics we examine whether there is a genetic component to reproductive outcomes, including age at first birth, number of children and infertility and their interaction with the social environment. For more information about this project, visit our project website: SOCIOGENOME.
Ongoing collaborations with the
Research on the impact of nonstandard schedules (evening, night employment) on family life, including book
Introducing Survival & Event History Analysis accessible and comprehensive textbook in R (and Stata).
Coming soon! An Introduction to Applied Statistical Genetics (MIT Press)