Dr Sin Yi Cheung
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75446
Address:2.07 Glamorgan Building
Trained as a sociologist of education at Oxford focusing on social stratification and social mobility research, my research addresses different forms of social inequalities, primarily in Britain but also in comparative perspectives. I have published on changing inequalities in higher education, ethnic disadvantage in the labour market, lone parents on benefits, claimants dynamics, children in care, ethnic and racial inequalities.
Grants and Awards
2012 'The Role of Social Capital and Refugees Integration'. The Nuffield Foundation (with Dr Jenny Phillimore, University of Birmingham)
2011 ESRC (PI) Training Quantitative Social Science Teachers in the UK: Developing an International Pedagogic Collaborative Network for Quantitative Methods (Grant Ref: ES/J011851/1)
2011 ESRC (CI) Curriculum Innovation; Embedding Quantitative Methods in Social Science Teaching (Grant Ref: ES/J011843/1)
2011 External Faculty Fellowship, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Stanford University
2009 Department for Work and Pensions (PI) 'Training, skills and labour market progression' (Co-PI Stephen McKay).
2005 Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship.
2005 University research sabbatical (competitive award), Oxford Brookes University.
2004 Ethnic penalties in the labour market: Employers and Discrimination Department for Work and Pensions (with Anthony Heath).
2001 A comparative study of occupational and income inequalities in Britain and Hong Kong;, British Academy Large Research Grant,.
Courses offered include:
UG Level: Social Divisions, Global Societies, Sociology of Education and Work, and Migration, Race and Ethnic Relations, Levels 1 and 2 Research Methods; PG Level: Quantitative Methods, Research Design, Factor Analysis, Modelling Categorical Data.
Prospective PhD students who wish to study in any of the following areas are welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ethnic and racial inequalities
- Diaspora and immigrant integration
- Social stratification, educational and labour market inequalities
- Sociology of education, work and employment