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Research Interests

I am a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work. My PhD explores the influence of socio-demographics, mainly sex, religion and socio-economic status on primary and post-primary attainment in Northern Ireland using quantitative methods. My research interests lie broadly in the field of inequality within social institutions and quantitative research methods.

 

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology, Queen's University Belfast
MRes in Social Research Methods, Queen's University Belfast

Achievements

Shortlisted for the BERA ECR Award (2018) for paper entitled 'The influence of socio-economic background and gender on PISA attainment in the United Kingdom: a systematic review'.

Queen's Graduates' Association Scholarship (2016)
Awarded to postgraduate students in recognition of their dedication to their field of research. 

Q-Step Scholarship (2015) 
Following a summer internship at the Department of Justice, a Q-Step scholarship was awarded in 2015 to complete a Masters in Social Research Methods. 

Teaching

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching Assistant/Tutor on the following modules:

Academic Year 2017/2018

  • CRM2005 Crime and Society
  • SOC2004 Quantitative Research Methods
  • Q-Step Summer School

Academic Year 2018/2019

  • SOC2003 Qualitative Research Methods

 

Other

Commissioner for Public Appointments NI Mentoring Scheme (2017-2018)
Completed CPA NI mentoring scheme with the South Eastern Regional College 

Queen's Graduates' Association Honorary Secretary (2018-present)

Standing Committee of Convocation (QUB) (2018-present) 

Barnardo's Research and Development volunteer (2015-present)

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Research Output 2019 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
Open Access
criminalization
legislation
prosecution
purchase
jurisdiction

Leading the Use of Research and Evidence in Schools

Early, E., 14 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Education for Teaching.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

46 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Job Satisfaction
Certification
Developmental Disabilities
Evidence-Based Practice
Research
PISA study
social status
gender
school
statistics

Activities 2017 2019

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Sociological Association

Erin Early (Participant)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

10th All Ireland Doctoral Conference

Erin Early (Participant)
Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Organised the QUB seminar: An Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Erin Early (Participant)
Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference

Erin Early (Participant)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Conference for Administrative Data Research

Erin Early (Participant)
22 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference