Month: June 2015

Exciting Graduate Opportunity

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1We currently have an exciting Graduate position to offer as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Salford.

We are recruiting for a Graduate Data Scientist to join us full time on a 30 month collaborative project with the University. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious graduate to apply social science and data mining skills to a huge social norms data set. They will gain invaluable ‘industry’ experience whilst broadening their knowledge from commercial and academic mentors. They will also benefit from a Personal Development budget of £5,000 and the opportunity to register (free of charge) for a postgraduate research qualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Norms Specialist Joins the Team

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Social Sense is delighted to welcome Kevin Stoodley to it’s ever expanding team, joining as a full time Programme Developer.

A big advocate of Social Norms, Kevin has a wealth of experience in applying Social Norms work in the field and working with a team of academics to develop techniques around focus group research, test and re-test procedures and report writing.

Kevin’s past has seen him develop and project manage both a 3 year pilot Social Norms Intervention Programme ‘Reality Check’ in 2 Gateshead schools and a 2 year Regional Research Programme evaluating ‘Social Norms 4 Schools’ a Social Norms Intervention Programme across 16 secondary schools. Involving pupils aged 13-15 years, both projects sought to investigate sex and alcohol related risk-taking themes. In 2010, Kevin was awarded ‘Overall Winner’ status by NHS North East’s ‘Sexual Health Awards’.

Currently working towards a PhD in Psychology, Kevin has spent a significant amount of time working alongside Northumbria University to develop ethically sound and academically robust research methodologies, statistical testing and published research. Read the rest of this entry »