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Diane Kennedy

PhD in Social Policy/Social Work

Graduated: 1987

I had finished a social policy degree and applied for a studentship linked to a project looking at ‘financial aid in social work’. I got the chance to tutor, learn about qualitative research and explore issues around how organisations work and poverty.

There was a sizeable number of people in the department completing masters or PhDs. It was good to be part of a larger group.

I moved away from academia into working for the third sector, working in advice services and moving onto training, organisational development and evaluation. I am currently depute director at Evaluation Support Scotland, which works with third sector organisations and funders to help them to measure and report on their impact.

Source: own contribution (25.4.2017)