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Doctor Nicola Pensiero

Dr Nicola Pensiero

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Educational inequalities
  • Social stratification
  • Social Theory

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Dr Nicola (Nic) Pensiero is an Associate Professor in Quantitative Education and Social Science at Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

Nic is happy to supervise motivated PhD researchers with projects on education and social stratification using theoretical and/or methodological innovative approaches, including:

  • Evaluation of education and social policy
  • Educational choices
  • Comparative studies of education system characteristics
  • Big data and machine learning in education
  • Experimental, agent-based and randomised studies