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Sinead D'Silva

Research Assistant
Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

Sinead is a research assistant and supports LITE fellows' research.

Sinead is a social researcher (Human Geography and Sociology) interested in youth decision-making processes regarding their futures, and their relationship with place.

Over the last 10 years, Sinead has been involved in research at the University of Leeds in a range of ways, focusing on two areas: 1. evaluation of Higher Education policy and provision; 2. social justice and resistance. She supported both qualitative and quantitative research on inclusive assessment, employability, curriculum evaluation, and equality and inclusion, all from the perspective of students’ experiences. Her PhD at the University of Leeds (2019) was on student decision-making processes as they transitioned from their final year of their STEM degrees to graduate life. 

Between 2020 and 2022, Sinead was a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) on a H2020 Individual Fellowship on youth narratives of being employed in the contentious tourism industry in their home locations of Goa and Lisbon.