Current and Previous Research
I am currently a Research Fellow in the Centre for Education Studies at The University of Warwick.
Improving the evaluation of outreach
Understanding effective evaluation of the impact of outreach interventions on access to higher education: an institutional approach
Additional RolesI also work as a Research Assistant for the Warwick Observatory for Social Mobility (WOfSM)The Warwick Observatory for Social Mobility has been established to act as an international centre of expertise in the development of evaluation and impact measures for social mobility, widening participation and access.
I am a member of the Advisory Group for The Pedagogy of Methodological Learning research project. This is a three-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of a package of research by the National Centre for Research Methods. It is intended to promote pedagogical development for advanced social science research methods.
Title: 'Relational Popularity and Social Status n Secondary School'.
This research focuses on social status and the notion of ‘popularity’ in secondary schools. This takes the form of a year long ethnography in a secondary school including observations, interviews, focus groups and visual methods. The study explores what discourses of ‘popularity’ pupils construct, how they become positioned within 'popularity hierarchies’ and how these notions relate to constructions of self and identity.
PhD SPACEs Project: Physical and Digital Spatial Practices and Campus Experiences
Position: Principal Investigator
Award Value: £8,000
The PhD SPACEs Project is an interdisciplinary research project which aims to gain a better understanding of the use and provision of space (physical and digital) at university and the impact this has on postgraduate engagement and creating a sense of community.