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Olga Siemers

Olga joined the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick in October 2013 and was awarded her PhD in Employment Research in July 2018. Her PhD thesis was directed towards exploring the features of academic mobility in the European Union. This research was funded by the Chancellor’s International Scholarship. Olga investigated international career patterns of high skilled Europeans after completion a PhD degree in a foreign country. She focused on the issues of decision-making and motivations for an international career, exploring migration journey within the life course, as well as social and mobility capital development.

Olga graduated in European Studies at Omsk F. M. Dostoevsky State University in Russia in 2007. Funded by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation Olga received a Master of Arts degree in political science in 2011 at the Freie Universität Berlin. Prior to coming to the University of Warwick she spent a year as a DAAD funded visiting researcher (2012) in the Department of Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

After completing her first degree Olga worked in public relations and journalism. She was a member of editorial in the magazine for German learners vitamin de. Olga was involved in a number of PR projects for establishing networks between German and Russian enterprisers in the PR company Wegweiser GmbH in Berlin, Germany.

Research interests

Academic mobility, doctoral education and labor market outcomes, career path, EU highly skilled migration policy, EU employment policy, life course approach