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Past event Part of series: Researching Youth – Methods Seminar Series

Practical research considerations for PGRs and ECRs: Adaptability, resilience, and career transitions

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This fifth session in our Researching Youth Seminar series consists of two one-hour sessions and is geared towards PGRs and ECRs conducting research with young people.

In the first half we will explore the concepts of resilience and adaptability. We will have two short presentations. This is followed by breakout room discussions of attendees’ own research in relation to the concepts of resilience and adaptability.

Janina Suppers
PhD Researcher, University of York

Parinita Shetty
PhD researcher, University of Leeds

The second half will be a roundtable with four speakers at different career stages, who will share their experiences on career transitions. This will be followed by a discussion and another round of breakout rooms to discuss career transitions in relation to the attendees’ own career planning.

Tracy Shildrick
Professor of Inequalities, Newcastle University

Nora Siklodi
Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth

Christine Huebner
Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences, University of Sheffield

Sophie Atherton
PhD Researcher, University of Manchester

Overall, the main aim of this session is to provide an informal space for PGRs and ECRs to reflect on their practice.

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Chairs & Speakers

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Janina Suppers, Ms

PhD student at University of York

Janina Suppers is a PhD candidate at the Department of Education at the University of York. Her research focuses on young people’s participation in new citizenship contexts in rural communities and the role of citizenship education. Janina has...

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Sophie Atherton, Miss

PhD Student at University of Manchester

Sophie Atherton is a PhD candidate in Sociology, supervised by Dr Petra Nordqvist and Professor Sue Heath. Her research investigates the experiences and representation of transgender and non-binary students at secondary school in the UK and...

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Tracy Shildrick, Professor

Professor of Inequalities at Newcastle University

Tracy Shildrick is Professor of Inequalities at Newcastle University. She is currently head of Sociology and Deputy Head of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. She has researched and written about young people for many years. She is...

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Nora Siklodi, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Politics at University of Portsmouth

I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature at the University of Portsmouth (on research leave) and a Visiting Fellow in the Democracy and Citizenship in Education (DACED) research group at...

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Christine Huebner, Dr

Lecturer at University of Sheffield

Christine Huebner is Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences at Sheffield Methods Institute, the University of Sheffield. Her research explores how young people want to be engaged in political processes and how they look at things like...

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Parinita Shetty

Project Administrator and Postgraduate Project Assistant at University of Leeds

Parinita Shetty has worked with young people and children’s books in India in various ways – as an author, a bookseller in a children’s bookshop, a reading programme developer, and a coordinator of a children’s literature festival. She...

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