Welcoming Sarah Dyke and Sarah McNicol

We are delighted to welcome two new colleagues to ESRI.  Sarah Dyke and Sarah McNicol joined us as Research Associates in January 2013; Sarah Dyke will be well known to many as she is a former MMU/ESRI full time PhD student. Sarah McNicol joins us after working as a research officer with the NUS, having previously been a research associate at the University of Leicester.
Sarah Dyke has a first degree in Social & Cultural Studies and worked as a research assistant at the University of Derby before joining the ESRI doctoral programme.  Her research interests involve investigating the discourses and practices around anorexia, particularly the relationship between the real and the virtual in on-line discussion groups, and the effectiveness (or otherwise) of educational interventions. Sarah is based in Old Chapel 1.9.
Sarah McNicol has a first degree in Library & Information Studies and a PhD in History – investigating the ‘History of allotment holders in the Black Country’. Her background and experience mean she is equally familiar with quantitative and qualitative methods.  She will be working on the EU-funded iTEC project and is based in Old Chapel 1.8.
We are all looking forward to working with Sarah and Sarah and, once again, offer them a warm welcome.

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