Postgraduate researchers present work at annual Graduate School conference

Postgraduate research students from the School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) presented their research at the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (ESSL) Graduate School Conference.

Three SSP postgraduate researchers delivered talks providing insight into their research:

  • Josephine Sirotkin: Researching the mistreatment of disabled adults in ‘care’: ethical and methodological challenges 
  • Faiza Tayyab: Women’s Perceptions and Experiences of Domestic Violence in the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Lauren Millor: Using Online and Offline Ethnographic Practices to (re)consider the Embodied Instagram User 

This year's plenary speaker was Mark Carrigan, Digital Engagement Fellow at The Sociological Review, whose presentation 'What Does It Mean To Have An Academic Identity in an Age of Social Media?' focused on the advice given to academics in adopting social media for 'professional' purposes and what this really means.

The interdisciplinary conference takes place annually and is a brilliant opportunity for members of the faculty's postgraduate research community to meet, present their work in progress, support their colleagues and learn more about the research going on across the faculty.

The event was free and all postgraduate research students within the faculty were encouraged to attend.

Find out more about the presentations.