Y13 sociology opportunity

Thinking critically about social research

All Y13 sociology students at Acland Burghley will be attending a research methods conference on Monday 18 March at period 4. We have two Academic researchers who will be presenting work that they have carried out with specific links to the research methods topic we cover at A level.

This is a great opportunity for our students to question and discuss the real-life implications of social research. It is also a great opportunity to find out about academic routes and requirements.


Dr Cassandra Kill
Research Fellow in Youth, Gender and Work
School of Sociology and Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences. Leeds University

I research arts participation, youth, and "voice", using ethnography, collaborative methods, interviews and creative methods. I am an experienced and inclusive educator, with experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as in community learning. I have spent nearly 20 years working in participatory arts and now work with arts organisations to support reflection on practice and meaningful change.

She is currently carrying out research into the impact paid work has on girls experience of education. A focus group of our students will take part in the study.

Paniz Hosseini
Researcher and PhD student at the University of Cambridge

Her background is in global health, infectious diseases, and reproductive health. Her current work focuses on the prevention of diseases such as avian influenza in the UK. She has previously conducted research on preventing COVID-19 and understanding its impact on various groups of people, including students and staff in primary and secondary schools and those working in the food and transport sectors.

She has also conducted work on topics surrounding mental health, the health and wellbeing of homeless people in London and women and young people’s access to reproductive health in different parts of Asia and Africa. She holds a BSc in Global Health from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her work primarily consists of qualitative methods and focuses on under-researched groups.

Attendees, please arrive early to the Assembly Hall for a 12.15pm (period 4) start.

Bhawani Daniel
Sociology Subject Lead