Post-Doctoral Researcher in Higher Education, University of Sheffield

Rita Hordósy is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield working on a longitudinal project that follows a generation of undergraduate students throughout their university years to get a better understanding of their experiences. Her research interests concern the role education plays within society, especially regarding social justice and equity issues. She is especially interested in comparing different national educational settings, looking at the differences and similarities between systems.

After graduating with an MA in Sociology in 2009 at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary Rita worked at the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research & Development as a research assistant on several research projects dealing with vocational education. Subsequently she conducted her doctoral research in education at the University of Birmingham between 2010 and 2013. This research analysed and compared national information systems across Europe that gather information on school leavers’ and graduates' path after compulsory education.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Post-doctoral Researcher in Higher Education, University of Sheffield
  • 2009–2010
    Research Assistant, Hungarian Institute for Educational Research & Development

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Birmingham, PhD in Education
  • 2009 
    Eötvös Lóránd University, MA in Sociology