Tina started her academic career with a MSc degree in Demography from Rostock University in Germany. During that time, she gained research experiences in her role as Research Assistant at the Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR).
Subsequently, she attended the European Doctoral School of Demography program in collaboration between the MPIDR and INED, the French National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris, France and started a PhD at the Linneaus Centre for Economic Demography at Lund University, Sweden. Her PhD thesis investigated research on the impact of socio-economic differences across migration groups on the onset of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden.
In 2013 she joined the European 7th Framework "Families and Societies" project to research the fertility and union formation patterns among immigrant groups in the UK and across European countries in collaboration with research groups from many different European countries. In 2016, Tina took a research position at the University of Manchester, first with the research group CoDE (Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity) and later with a project from the National Centre of Research Methods (NCRM). The NCRM research project investigates the effectiveness of compensation methods for missing data in bio-marker datasets, with the help of a large-scale simulation study.
Since autumn 2018, she holds the post of Lecturer at the Department of Social Statistics at the University of Manchester and co-directs the MSc program in Social Research Methods and Statistics program since 2019.