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Press Release - 22 February 2007

Fellowship success for post-doc researchers

Jessie Wu and Monica Guillen-Royo from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences have secured coveted post doctoral fellowships in the latest ESRC grant allocation.

Jessie's research - Motherhood: negotiating paid work and childcare: a comparative study between two different generations in Taiwan - is based on in-depth interviews with women in dual-career families in Taiwan.

Her fellowship will be used to disseminate her research in both Taiwan and the UK, in both academic and policy circles.

Monica’s research - Consumption and wellbeing: motives for consumption and needs satisfiers in Peru - explores the contribution of consumption to people’s happiness and basic needs.

It uses a mixed-method approach and focuses on seven poor Peruvian communities that have been involved in the research of the ESRC Wellbeing in Developing Countries research group at the University of Bath. Her fellowship will be used to disseminate the methodological approach to the study of consumption and wellbeing and the research findings.

Funding received from this highly competitive scheme - typically only about one in five applications are successful - will allow both Jessie and Monica to disseminate their PhD research through academic journals, international conferences and to plan for future research.

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