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Paivi-Sisko Eerola

Research Assistant

Research Assistant in the School of Education+44 (0) 191 33 43826


Since April 2014 I have worked as a Research Assistant/Project Officer at Durham University, first for the Hearing the Voice research group and later for the Research Group at School of Education. In latter, the projects I have contributed to have consisted of evaluating Widening Participation programmes in higher education, conducting qualitative analysis into the changes in the practical work in science at GCSE and A Levels, and evaluating children's library renovations. I would be especially interested in studying either comparative educational research (focus on Finnish education system) or transfer effects in music education.

Research interests

  • Transfer effects of Music education (social benefits)
  • Music and well-being
  • Social mobility (Widening Participation) through higher education
  • Comparing Finnish education system to the UK system

Esteem Indicators

  • 2000: SEMPRE Research Award: presentation in Hull, November 2013
  • 2000: Two-year grant: post-graduate studies at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland 2011-2012


Chapter in book

Journal Article

Masters Thesis

Other (Digital/Visual Media)