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High-flying posts for our PhDs and Post-Docs

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Joshua Fullard studying for his PhD at ISER in 2019

Our high-flying MiSoC PhD students and Post-Docs are continuing the tradition of landing impressive new posts and sustaining MiSoC’s reputation for growing the research experts of the future.

Professor Emilia Del Bono, Director of MiSoC (The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change based at ISER) said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that our early career researchers are moving onto such prestigious positions and we all wish them the very best of luck with their new jobs. They have all have all worked so hard, contributing to the academic life of the Centre as well as our policy initiatives and events. We are thrilled to have played a role in nurturing such talent for academia.”

Joshua Fullard moves to become Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick, having completed his PhD with MiSoC and teaching within the Economics Department at Essex, while continuing his research on the teaching profession.

“I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Behavioural Science Group at the Warwick Business School. My role will be to deliver high quality teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as using innovative teaching methods to develop existing modules and design new modules in the school.

“I have really enjoyed my time at MiSoC. I have met some wonderful people and had some amazing experiences. MiSoC has given me an incredible opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the world’s leading researchers in my field. My research visit to the ifo Institute in Munich where I got to work with Ludger Woessmann and Eric Hanushek as well as having my research on teacher diversity featured on the front page of The Times are two particular highlights.

“Over the next few years, I will continue my research in education and develop my professional practice to deliver innovative, world leading, education to my students.”

Joonghyun Kwak, who has been working on migration, social inequality and innovative research methods at MiSoC, is moving on to the University of Oxford

“My new position is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the “International Student Mobility and World Development” project in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. This project examines the impact of internationally mobile students on their home countries’ development, and my primary mission is to develop macro-level modelling of the links between student flows and national development indicators since 1960.”

Sonkurt Sen, who has completed his PhD and produced high profile research on inequalities in the Economics profession is moving to the University of Bonn

“I will be joining University of Bonn’s Institute for Applied Microeconomics as a Postdoctoral Researcher. During my postdoctoral career, I will expand my research on inequalities in educational settings and using novel data from primary school students in Turkey, I will study the causes of gender, ethnic and socio-economic inequalities as well as how we can mitigate these inequalities earlier in students’ life. I will also co-teach a research module in Applied Microeconomics where I will be sharing my knowledge in Economics of Education and Labour Economics with students working on pursuing a research degree.”

All three researchers will become MiSoC Research Associates and join an illustrious roll of academics working alongide our research team on our current research agenda.

Read more about their research

Does it Pay to Be A Teacher- Explainer by Joshua Fullard

Ethnic Diversity in UK Economics – Explainer by Sonkurt Sen

What should we do about inter-survey variability in survey data harmonisation? A survey data recycling approach - Explainer by Joonghyun Kwak

Read how MiSoC has a long tradition of growing the research experts of the future