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BA Skills Acquisition Awards

In September 2012, the Academy launched a pilot scheme enabling early career researchers to develop and enhance their quantitative skills by spending time with a mentor at a specialist centre. The scheme attracted applications from 32 early career scholars in established academic posts. The Research Awards Committee was able to agree to fund 20 of the proposals submitted, benefiting outstanding researchers and encouraging the development of networks and future partnerships.

Bell, Ms Melanie                                                                                                          SQ120070
Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University
Linguistics / Corpus-based Linguistics
Learning to use the Naive Discriminative Reader, a computational model of language acquisition and use
Mentor: Professor Harald Baayen, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Quantitative Linguistics, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen, Germany
Value of Award: £7200

Bullivant, Dr Stephen                                                                                                  SQ120041
Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, St Mary's University College, Twickenham
Religious Studies / Anthropology and Sociology of Religion
Who has left the Catholic Church? A profile of ‘Catholic disaffiliates’ using British Social Attitudes data
Mentor: Dr Siobhan McAndrew, Marston Research Fellow, Institute for Social Change, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Value of Award: £3596

Calvert, Dr Emma                                                                                                        SQ120042
Lecturer in Sociology, Queen's University Belfast
Sociology / Applied Sociology
Skills in Survival Analysis: A Demographic Approach
Mentor: Professor Maire Ni Bhrolchain, Professor of Demography, Division of Social Statistics and Demography and Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton
Value of Award: £6182

Davies, Dr Catherine                                                                                                    SQ120012
Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, University of Leeds
Linguistics / Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Science
Exploring psycholinguistic eye tracking methodologies and data analytic techniques
Mentor: Professor Gerry Altmann, Professor, Psychology, University of York
Value of Award: £9986

De Cat, Dr Cecile                                                                                                         SQ120066
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Leeds
Linguistics / Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Science
New statistical methods to analyse psycholinguistic data
Mentor: Professor Harald Baayen, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Quantitative Linguistics, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen, Germany
Value of Award: £5471

Di Paola, Dr Pietro                                                                                                       SQ120027
Senior Lecturer in History, University of Lincoln
History / Social History
Towards a prosopographical history of Italian anarchists 
Mentor: Dr Gidon Cohen, Deputy Head of School/Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University
Value of Award: £6174.20

Golinski, Dr Adam                                                                                                       SQ120067
Lecturer, University of York
Economics / Econometrics
Advanced econometric skills with application in finance
Mentor: Professor Carlo Favero, Deutsche Bank chair in Asset pricing and corporate finance, Department of Finance, Bocconi University, Italy
Value of Award: £5058

Hansen, Dr Nat                                                                                                            SQ120050
Lecturer, University of Reading
Philosophy / Philosophy of language
Quantitative Methods in Experimental Philosophy of Language
Mentor: Dr Emmanuel Chemla, Chargé de recherche (CR1), CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, LSCP (UMR 8554), France
Value of Award: £9924

Haux, Dr Tina                                                                                                              SQ120026
Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Lincoln
Sociology / Social Policy and Administration
Parenting and contact before and after separation using the Millennium Cohort Study
Mentor: Professor Lucinda Platt, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Millennium Cohort Study, Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education
Value of Award:  £6694

Hosein, Dr Anesa                                                                                                         SQ120010
Lecturer, Department of Higher Education, University of Surrey 
Education / Sociology of Education
Investigation of the factors that influence a student’s choice to study a STEM subject: a longitudinal data analysis
Mentor: Dr Alice Sullivan, Director, 1970 British Cohort Study, Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of Oxford
Value of Award:  £8580

Jory, Dr Surendranath                                                                                                 SQ120074
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of Sussex
Business and Management Studies / Business Studies
Empirical and Quantitative Methods & Modelling in Finance
Mentor: Dr Thanh Ngo, Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance, University of Texas-Pan American, USA
Value of Award: £10000

Li, Dr ShiNa                                                                                                                 SQ120021
Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Leeds Metropolitan University
Economics / Econometrics
The Acquisition of Econometric Modelling skills to Apply to Tourism Impact and Policy Analyses
Mentor: Professor Haiyan Song, Chair Professor and Associate Dean, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Value of Award:  £4925.80

Lindstaedt, Dr Rene                                                                                                     SQ120035
Reader, University of Essex
Politics / Comparative Politics
An Experimental Approach to Studying Expectations Management
Mentor: Professor Raymond Duch, Official Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
Value of Award: £9963.50

Malleson, Dr Nick                                                                                                        SQ120051
Lecturer in Geographical Information Systems, University of Leeds
Geography / Spatial Statistics, GIS and Cartography
A Step Closer to Reality for Crime Hotspot Identification Using Multiple Point Geostatistics
Mentor: Professor Chris Brunsdon, Professor of Human Geography, University of Liverpool
Value of Award: £3500

McDermott, Ms Yvonne                                                                                               SQ120037
Lecturer in Law, Bangor University
Law / International Law (Public)
A Taxonomy of Evidence before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Mentor: Professor John Jackson, Professor of Comparative Criminal Law & Procedure, School of Law, University of Nottingham
Value of Award: £9983

Meteyard, Dr Lotte                                                                                                       SQ120069
Lecturer, University of Reading
Linguistics / Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Science
Mixed models and the exploration of the language system
Mentor: Professor Harald Baayen, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Quantitative Linguistics, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen, Germany
Value of Award: £6827.20

Noor, Dr Masi                                                                                                              SQ120061
Lecturer in Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University
Psychology / Social Psychology and Organisational Psychology
Acquiring skills in Structural Equation Modelling and Multi-Level Analysis at an international research centre to build individual and institutional capacity as well as a new research collaborative network
Mentor: Professor Bertjan Doosje, Professor in Social Psychology/Political Science, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Value of Award: £9290

Soetanto, Dr Danny                                                                                                     SQ120056
Lecturer, Lancaster University
Business and Management Studies / Business Studies
The Past, Present and Future of Entrepreneurship Studies: A Bibliometric Approach
Mentor: Dr Loet Leydesdorff, Professor, Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Value of Award: £8580

Sosu, Dr Edward                                                                                                         SQ120023
Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
Education / Teacher or Other Professional Education
Developing expertise in the application of advanced structural equation modelling techniques to longitudinal data
Mentor: Professor Peter Schmidt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Giessen, Germany
Value of Award: £9619.13

Tonkin, Dr Matthew                                                                                                     SQ120046
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Birmingham City University
Law / Criminal Law and Justice, Criminology
Exploring the Use of Mokken Scaling and Bayesian Analysis in Behavioural Case Linkage with Volume Crimes
Mentor: Professor Dr Jan Lemeire and Jan Winter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Value of Award: £5016.24

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