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This episode of the BERA Podcast is the third in a series of podcasts focusing on Alternative Research Methods in Higher Education.

Shifting disciplines for a PhD can be daunting, often prompting a quest for new methods. This might be necessary for the project, but what is left behind in such a move? 

In this episode, Dr. Sin Wang Chong interviews Sophia Kier-Byfield, a PhD student at Loughborough University.   This podcast explores her experience of starting a PhD about pedagogical discourse after years in English, and how returning to her disciplinary training helped her find her way with her current research. 

In this Episode

Sin-Wang Chong, Dr

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Queen's University Belfast

Sin-Wang Chong is the Early Career Researcher Network Regional Rep for Northern Ireland. Dr. Sin-Wang Chong is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in TESOL in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast...

Sophia Kier-Byfield

Loughborough University

Sophia completed an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought at the University of Sussex in 2015. She was then based in Aarhus, Denmark, for three years, where she taught English and founded the learning project Aarhus...