Dr Patrick White
BSc (Bristol), PGCE[FE] (Wales), DipRes (Wales), PhD (Wales)
Room: Attenborough Tower 403
Tel: +44 (0)11-6223-1450 (direct line), +44 (0)11-6252-2739 (secretary)
My empirical work has primarily focused on issues in education and training, and I have conducted research in the following areas: Student decision-making in compulsory schooling; teacher recruitment, retention and morale; educational markets and segregation. I have recently branched out into the field of health care and am currently collaborating with colleagues in the NHS investigating the key factors associated with problem alcohol consumption.
I have spent several years working on projects designed to enhance research capacity and retain a keen interest in research methods. I am particularly interested in: The formulation of research questions; the use of large-scale secondary data sets; statistical modelling; the history of statistical analysis; the measurement of social phenomena and visibility and accountability in the analysis of textual data.
I am interesting in supervising postgraduate students with research interests in the area of educational participation and inequality. I have particular expertise in the following areas: Education and career choice, educational participation, class and social mobility, labour markets. I am especially interested in supervising studies using mixed methods approaches.
- SY2008: Research Methods 2
- SY3042: Undergraduate Research Project
- SY3078: Science and Society
- SY7013: Introductory Data Analysis
- SY7014: Advanced Data Analysis
- Supervision of Masters and PhD theses
Current administrative duties
- Admissions Tutor
- Computer and Equipment Officer
- Schools/Colleges Liaison Officer (Semester 2)