Gatsby values the role that research plays in improving the quality of technical education and are keen to support high-quality research in this area. We believe that investing in the training and development of new researchers is one way in which to cultivate policy-relevant research about technical education.
Beginning in October 2018, Gatsby plans to sponsor one fully funded PhD studentship based at the University of Cambridge and linked to the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE). ESCoE is based at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and sponsored by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The successful applicant for this studentship will use data science methods to understand the role of technical skills in the labour market.
This PhD be jointly supervised by Dr James Fergusson (Faculty of Mathematics, Cambridge), Dr Kaisey Mandel (Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Cambridge) and Dr Stefan Speckesser (NIESR). The student will also benefit from collaboration with Professor Anna Vignoles (Faculty of Education, Cambridge).
For more information about the studentship, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see the full advertisement on the ESCoE website.
To learn more about Gatsby or our work to build capacity in technical education research, please contact Dr Jennifer Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).