Post-PhD employment

CRESR provides a fantastic platform for a career in academia, policy or practice. PhD researchers are provided opportunities to engage with teaching and CRESR research projects, and benefit from the Centre’s wide range of partners in policy and practice.

Employability guidance and training is also provided in CRESR, the SHU Doctoral School and CRESR’s partners in the White Rose DTP and University Alliance DTA.

In recent years successfully completed PhD researchers in CRESR have gone on employment in a range of institutions, including:

  • University of Sheffield
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Nottingham
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Derby
  • Building and Social Housing Foundation
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Shelter
  • Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne
  • University of Catalonia
  • University of Chester
  • NHS England

In addition, four former CRESR PhD researchers are now permanent members of staff in CRESR.

Dr. Tom Moore

Tom completed a PhD on community-led housing initiatives in 2012. He has since pursued a career, in academia, initially taking up research posts at the University of St Andrews and the University of Sheffield. Tom is now a Lecturer in Urban Studies & Planning at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy.

Dr. Jess Baxendale

In 2013, Jess completed a PhD in CRESR focused on the role of evaluation within England’s health and regional policy sectors. Jess says, “It enabled me to build upon my work experience to date, reflect upon and contribute towards the current body of knowledge and develop my skills and understanding of evaluation methods for different policy scenarios. My current role as a senior analytical manager for NHS England has enabled me to apply my research in practice. I now work on evaluating new care models, major NHS programmes and developing NHS evaluation

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For further information please contact Will Eadson at or call 0114 225 4173.

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