Dr Lažetić was a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, and joins the IPR with the designated research theme of widening participation in higher education. His particular interests are in the field of labour market outcomes of higher education graduates and socio-economic determinants of participation in specific study programmes and levels of education. Previously he worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey on the European Research Council funded project, Eurostudents.
Dr Cioroianu was a Research Fellow in the Q-Step Centre for quantitative social sciences at the University of Exeter, and a pre-doctoral fellow in The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Department of Methodology. During her time with the IPR, Dr Cioroianu will continue to work on various projects including Understanding News Bias (UNBias), developing algorithms for measuring topic-specific ideological positions in news articles, and a web browser extension which reveals these positions to users.
We are also delighted to welcome Jessica Lloyd-Evans and Keshav Phakey to the IPR.
Jessica Lloyd-Evans, who joins us from the BRICS Policy Centre in Brazil, will assist the Research Programme Lead and Director of the IPR across a range of current and developing research projects and initiatives.
The IPR has also appointed a new Marketing and Communications Assistant, Sophie Wise, who joins us from LSE. Sophie will support the marketing and communications activities at the IPR.