Gemma Cherry

    Gemma Cherry

    Postgraduate research student

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    Research Statement

    Gemma Cherry is a PhD Candidate in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work. She has previously completed a BA(Hons) Sociology degree and a Masters of Social Research (MRes) at Queen's University Belfast.

    Research Interests

    My research interests lie within the fields of sociology and education. I have a particular interest in advanced quantitative research methods. My PhD thesis investigates disparities in primary and post-primary educational attainment across urban and rural locations.


    I am a postgraduate tutor for the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:


    SOC1001 Understanding Society

    SOC2004 Quantitative Research Methods

    Q-Step Summer School


    SOC9056 Quantitative Data Analysis (Foundational)

    SOC9057 Quantitative Data Analysis (Intermediate)


    Awarded a Q-Step Scholarship to complete a Masters in Social Research (2015).

    PhD Studentship funded by the Department for the Economy (DFE), formerly Department for Employment and Learning.


    Member of the Association for Educational Assessment - Europe

    Member of the Royal Statistical Society

    Member of the British Educational Studies Association

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