In partnership with the Oak Foundation, I-SPHERE offers a series of internships for early career researchers.
The internship is a unique opportunity enabling the intern to spend half their time working with the Oak Foundation team directly, gaining valuable experience of philanthropy, grant-making and working with third sector organisations and the remaining half of their time undertaking an independent research project with the support of I-SPHERE.
Amy Bristow (2020-2021)
See Amy’s research here https://i-sphere.site.hw.ac.uk/2021/08/23/role-of-planning-in-meeting-housing-needs-of-bame-households-in-england/
Charlotte McPherson (2020)
Charlotte has a degree and masters in Social Policy and Research and her PHD at Stirling University on Working-class young people’s experiences of, and perspectives on, social justice during their youth transitions in contemporary urban Scotland. She is now working as a Research Associate at King’s College London on an ESRC project exploring the experiences of young people who do not go too university in England.
Young people, food insecurity and the impact of COVID-19 – I-SPHERE (hw.ac.uk)
Chris Devany (2019-20)
Chris is now lecturing in Sociology at Sheffield Hallam University where he teaches youth studies, drug use and qualitative methods.
managing a range of homelessness services, including: temporary accommodation, peripatetic care and support, floating support, crisis accommodation, drop-in centre and street outreach services. Lynne’s internship research project captured the experiences of families and individuals with repeated experience of homelessness living in temporary accommodation and placed these experiences in the context of the homeless sector in Northern Ireland.
Lynne’s internship research was published in 2018. Her research has directly informed the development of a Chronic Homelessness strategy for Northern Ireland.
After studying for her PHD, Lynne is now a Research Associate with I-SPHERE.