Following a highly competitive process involving seven universities and over 40 applications, the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has successfully secured two new fully funded PhD scholarships through the ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.
The project will be carried out in collaboration with the family support charity Home Start Oldham, Stockport and Tameside.
Claire Fox and Steph Ainsworth were also successful in securing a studentship examining the role of school contextual factors in the bullying of LGBT+ students.
This project will include a large-scale quantitative multi-level study involving 20 schools within Greater Manchester and Cheshire, and approx. 6000 students aged 11-16 years.
The research will be supported by a new collaboration with the Proud Trust, an organisation that works closely with schools to help them achieve the Rainbow Flag award, a quality assurance framework that focuses on LGBT+ visibility and inclusivity.