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  • Rachel J. Wilde

    Department:
    Lifelong and Comparative Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London
    Centre:
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)
    Tel:
    0207 331 5114 / 07582 582 273
  • Rachel J. Wilde

Role in LLAKES

Research Officer

I love the work I do at LLAKES. Each project I am involved in seeks to understand and address real world issues. My colleagues and I are equally committed to extending academic concepts and approaches.

My core research interests are in work and labour, as well as the anthropology of personhood and organisations. I'm involved in a range of very different research projects, and yet they all pursue questions about how different kinds of organisations and institutions shape persons and society

As a social anthropologist, I specialise in qualitative research methods, particularly ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth interviewing. All the research at LLAKES is interdisciplinary, I work with economists, quantitative, qualitative and organisational sociologists, political scientists, comparative education and policy specialists.

I am also a Committee Member of the Research Staff Association, which was set up to promote the career development and welfare of research staff.


I am keen to take on PhD students in any of the following areas, others also considered. I would be very happy to co-supervise students alongside UCL Anthropology.

Ethnographic methods/participant observation/depth and qualitative interviewing
Workplace learning/Learning and Work
Workplaces and organisational knowledge/practice
Citizenship
Youth
Professional Development and Employability/Professionalism
Labour market policy
Transitions from education to work
The Third Sector/charity
Free/Private schools

Research Interests

My core research interests are in work and labour, as well as the anthropology of personhood and organisations. I'm involved in a range of very different research projects, and yet they all pursue questions about how different kinds of organisations and institutions shape persons and society


 

Contact Details

  • Tel:
    0207 331 5114 / 07582 582 273
    Office:
    706
    Lifelong and Comparative Education, UCL Institute of Education, University College London,
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES)