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