Introduction: Inequality in Education – Innovation in Methods, with reflections by Dr Nicola Ingram and Professor Melanie Nind

  • Carli Ria Rowell University of Warwick
  • Siobhan Dytham University of Warwick
  • Nicola Ingram University of Bath
  • Melanie Nind University of Southampton

Abstract

Against a backdrop of metamorphosis in the UK educational landscape and the increased focus on ‘innovation’ in research funding and postgraduate programmes, a conference entitled ‘Inequality in Education – Innovation in Methods’ (IEIM) was held at the University of Warwick in November 2014 to offer space to reflect on ‘inequality in education’ as a field of research and the impact, and future prospect for ‘innovation in method’ in this field. This article introduces this featured section, including reflections from Dr Nicola Ingram and Professor Melanie Nind, who both delivered keynote addresses at the conference.


Author Biographies

Carli Ria Rowell, University of Warwick

I am an Economic and Social Research Council doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at The University of Warwick, a Post Graduate Ambassador for the British Sociological Association, a member of The British Sociological Association and also serves as first year ESRC Student Representative on the Doctoral Training CentreManagement Committee. I graduated from Loughborough University in July 2013 with a first-class BSc (Honors) in Sociology after my passion for the social sciences was so prevalent that it led me to transfer from BSc Economics in 2010. My final year dissertation Working-Class and Educationally Successful: Reconciling The Dichotomy gained a mark of 85(%), was awarded the Professor Albert Churns Memorial Prize, was publicised by the British Sociological Association and forms the basis of my PhD thesis. In addition, I recently  I recently wrote a short essay for the LSE’s Academic Inspiration Series entitled The Books That Inspired Me to Pursue Sociology again demonstrating my commitment to the social sciences alongside the capacity to secure external publication. You can read the essay here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/archives/37526.


You can view my e-portfolio here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/pg/currentphds/phdstudents/current/syrnam/

You can view my personal blog here: http://carliriarowell.wordpress.com 

Siobhan Dytham, University of Warwick
Siobhan Dytham is a PhD Researcher in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick completing a thesis titled ‘Popularity and Social Status in Secondary School: Young People’s Constructions and Experiences’. She is a member of, and Research Assistant for, the Warwick Observatory for Social Mobility and Principle Investigator for the PhD SPACEs Project.
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Published
2015-04-01
How to Cite
ROWELL, Carli Ria et al. Introduction: Inequality in Education – Innovation in Methods, with reflections by Dr Nicola Ingram and Professor Melanie Nind. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 224-233, apr. 2015. ISSN 2053-9665. Available at: <http://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/article/view/112>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017.
Section
Inequality in Education – Innovation in Methods