Dr Marina Shapira

Dr Marina Shapira

Lecturer in Quantitative Methods

marina.shapira@stir.ac.uk 01786467724

Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology S425 Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

I jointed the SASS, University of Stirling, in October 2010, first as a Research Fellow and then a Lecturer. I worked with Prof. Vernon Gayle on the ESRC funded project "Moving on and moving up", a part of the ESRC Centre for Population Change research programme, and made teaching contributions to post-graduate and undergraduate modules on Research Methods, and also to the Social Stratification and Sociology of Youth modules.

Between April 2012 and March 2013 I worked at the Employment Research Institute (ERI), Edinburgh Napier University were I was extensively involved into social policy and policy evaluation research, and in particular, worked on the research reports for the Equality Commission Northern Ireland and Department of Employment and Skills Northern Ireland, on Childcare, Economic Inactivity and Employment trends (with Prof. McQuaid and Dr Graham). While working in ERI I was also involved in the research on the Recognition of Prior Learning, a project funded by EC Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Programme on lifelong learning. Before joining the SASS in 2010 I worked for six years in the Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Einburgh, were I conducted a research on youth transitions (with Dr Croxford and Dr Iannelli) and was a Principle Investigator on several ESRC funded projects on immigration and socio-economic Inequality, immigration and educational inequality and labour-market impact of immigrants.

I returned to the SASS in March 2013 in a new role of a Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods. In addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules on research methods, I am responsible for the organisation of an Honours Seminar on Ethnicity and Immigration, starting in in Autumn 2013. My current work in the SASS allows me to take forward my long term research interests in the mechanisms of successful socio-economic and educational integration of different groups of population in contemporary Western societies through using large social surveys datasets.

Qualifications:DPhil (Oxford University, 2007); MA(Sociology) with Distinction (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Univ. of Haifa); Msc (Applied Math) (Yerevan State University

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