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Miss Phillippa Groome

Post:Administrative Assistant (Phase 2/3) (Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Support Services))
Other posts:Doctoral Tutor (Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Support Services))
 Research student (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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Phillippa is a 2nd Year Ph.D. student at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), under the supervision of Prof Paul Nightingale, Dr Rebecca Vine and Dr Jenny Lieu. She holds a Biomedical Science B.Sc. with 1st Class Hons., alongside an M.Sc. in Innovation and Project Management from the University of Sussex. Her research on improving gender equality within major UK infrastructure projects has been successfully awarded the following funding: BMEc Research Development Funding (2017), Departmental SPRU Fee Waiver (2018) and ESRC SeNSS DTP Business Boost funding (2018). Under invitation, Phillippa has also presented her research as a guest speaker and panellist at the South East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SeNSS DTP)’s 2019 Business Boost Conference, and annual 2019 Summer Conference on social justice. As a Project X Associate, Phillippa works alongside leading Project Management scholars in close conjunction with both industry and government. She is also an active member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Workstream of the ‘The Infrastructure Client Group’, a nation-wide collaboration of major industry and government stakeholders.



SPRU PhD Researcher - Making Gender Equality Count in UK Major Infrastructure Projects

Supervisors: Prof. Paul Nightingale (SPRU), Dr. Rebecca Vine (Accounting and Finance) and Dr Jenny Lieu (External)


2018-Present: Ph.D. 'Making Gender Equality Count in UK Major Infrastructure Projects', SPRU, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

2015-2016: M.Sc. Managing Innovation and Projects, Thesis 'How does Gender and Cultural Context Influence the Decision Making Body in a Complex Project such as the Olympic Games?', SPRU, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

2012-2015: B.Sc. Biomedical Science (1st Class Hons), School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.