Gatsby-sponsored PhD student at the University of Cambridge

23 January 2019 Agnes Donnelly

We would like to offer our congratulations to Malgorzata Kuczera, the recipient of the 2018 Gatsby Technical Education PhD studentship at the University of Cambridge.

During her PhD, Malgorzata will work with Professor Anna Vignoles in the Faculty of Education at Cambridge, using data science methods to understand the role of technical skills in the labour market, and the nature of employer demand for these skills.

Malgorzata comes to Cambridge from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where she coordinated reviews using evidence from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills and researched vocational education and training at upper secondary and postsecondary levels in countries around the world. She holds three master’s degrees, including an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London.

Speaking about her plans for her PhD, Malgorzata said: ‘I am looking forward to working with Gatsby and my supervisor to shed light on this sector of the labour market and develop our understanding of employer demand for technical skills.’

To learn more about Gatsby’s work to build capacity in technical education research, please contact Dr Jennifer Allen at