Sinead D'Silva

Sinead D'Silva
Instituto de Ciências Sociais - Universidade de Lisboa

Doctor of Philosophy

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4 Research Items
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Introduction
Currently working on my own project on young people employed in tourism in Goa and Lisbon. My areas of interest are work in society, youth futures and sense of place and citizenship. I largely use qualitative methods and would like to explore the use of creative methods.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - July 2018
University of Leeds
Position
  • Project Officer
January 2016 - September 2019
University of Leeds
Position
  • PhD Student
November 2015 - October 2019
Consultation-basis
Position
  • Researcher

Publications

Publications (5)
Article
This paper presents the ways in which students from a Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline at a Northern Urban English university narrate their decisions as they navigate their transition from degrees to their career futures. Contrary to the managerial expectations of universities and policy that students ‘fill the STEM...
Research
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https://luminate.prospects.ac.uk/understanding-the-factors-that-can-influence-student-career-decision-making
Thesis
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Although relating directly to the lives of young people, the employability agenda and attempts to address the so-called ‘STEM skills gap’ do not appear to take into consideration the very people it intends to affect. This research addresses a limitation in understanding the factors that influence decision-making processes of young people as they ma...
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This study uses administrative data to characterise small areas within Doncaster, South Yorkshire, a location affected by mine colliery closures. The use of administrative data is motivated by questions about the future of the UK’s Census. Following the 2011 Census, the ‘Beyond 2011’ programme was established by the Office for National Statistics t...

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Projects (2)
Project
This research focuses on how within two contexts –in the Global North in Lisbon, and in the Global South in Goa – young people negotiate landscapes of touristification and neoliberalisation that relate to their futures. Exponential urban redevelopment, climate change and heightened capitalism manifest in both places through changes made to accommodate an economy focused on tourism-boosting. Austerity in Portugal, and a boost to tourism-centred jobs in Goa has resulted in young people leaving in search of jobs elsewhere. However, a large portion continue to stay back in these geographies and are employed by the tourism industry which paradoxically gentrifies them. This research will aim to understand how young people make sense of their futures through the tourism industry, especially gig economies in rapidly changing job landscapes, whilst simultaneously making space for themselves by negotiating this very environment - they therefore resist while also existing. It will consider potential conflicts and shared understandings, while making sense of the entanglements of youth job cultures, future considerations, and the relationship to a sense of place. The project will use a cross-cultural case study approach, with qualitative research methods in line with critical ethnography. The project will be strengthened by the multi-disciplinary background of the researcher in sociology and geography, alongside contribution from other disciplinary perspectives through researchers at the host institution. It aims to create both academic outputs as well as material and content for public engagement and dissemination.
Project
PhD research seeks to understand the ways in which undergraduate students in Physics negotiate their time at university to influence their graduate prospects, and potentially to observe the role of social and cultural aspects therein. It focuses on the agency of the individual in narrative form, and attempts to understand the structures (such as policy relating to the employability agenda) and practice associated with it, as well as the processes of interaction. The research uses a case study approach to delve deeper into practice and experience of the employability agenda as well as how students reflect on learning as well as their processes of preparation for their "career futures". Keywords: Employability, Higher Education, science and society, work and employment, youth transitions.