Research team

The research is a collaboration between the University of Kent Partnership Development Office (PDO) and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR). The research project has an internal Steering Group. The research team consists of:

  • Dr Lavinia Mitton, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, SSPSSR
  • Dr Alex Hensby, Research Associate, SSPSSR
  • Sharon Smith, Research and Evaluation Manager, PDO
  • Marta Almeida, Development Officer, PDO
  • Elisabeth Buswell, Academic Assistant, EDA.

As a separate, but related, strand of work, nine Schools are piloting activities that may narrow gaps in academic achievement. They are the Schools of:

  • Architecture (KSA)
  • European Culture and Languages (SECL)
  • Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA)
  • Psychology
  • Medway School of Pharmacy
  • Business (KBS)
  • Music and Fine Arts (SMFA)
  • Law (KLS)
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS)