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Dr Pip Spicer

Post:Assessment & Exams Officer (Research) (Psychology (Professional Services))
Other posts:Curriculum and Assessment Officer (Psychology (Professional Services))
Location:PEVENSEY 1 2E7

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873604
International:+44 1273 873604
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I currently work in the School of Psychology, supporting students and academic staff with enquiries and processes around curriculum and assessment. My focus is mainly on the School's undergraduate students.

I previously completed my PhD at Sussex, successfully defending my thesis in December 2021. My research was about the nature of democracy and the different practices which contribute to democratic decision making. I looked specifically at the National Food Security Act in India, a law which tried to deal with the serious and complex social problem of hunger and malnutrition. The project investigated how issues come to be important politically, how decisions are reached through processes of argumentation, and how people may come to be included or excluded from these processes.


Curriculum & Assessment Officer


2015-2021 PhD Sociology, University of Sussex

2014-2015   MSc Social Research Methods, University of Sussex

2009-2010   MA Politics of International Resources and Development, University of Leeds


June 2016: Presentation on 'Securing the right to food: India's National Food Security Act' at the Annual Symposium of the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network, Brighton

May 2016: Paper presentation on 'Studying democracy: researching normative theory in empirical practice', at the second symposium on 'Re-founding Democracy' of the International Network for Alternative Academia, Barcelona