- eanwuzia at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Entrepreneurship and Youth Employability
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Esther is a Post-Doctoral Researcher on a European-funded Interreg 2Seas project, Speed-You-Up, which seeks to improve the employment outcomes of at-risk young people in deprived communities across England, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.
Esther holds a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge and is a skilled mixed-methods researcher in Psychology in Education, adolescents' and young adults' career development, and educational inequalities. She is also an experienced Lecturer and academic consultant.
Esther is interested in the school-to-work transition of young people, youth unemployment and employability, and strategies for improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people. She is open to collaborations with academics, practitioners, and policymakers in education and youth studies.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:
"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"
Decent work and economic growth
"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"
"Reduce inequality within and among countries"
- Stewart, C., Anwuzia, O. and Rajaprakasam, P., 2022. Struggling at School but Starting a Business? At-Risk NEET Young People, Entrepreneurship and Social Change. British Sociological Association. Available from: https://es.britsoc.co.uk/struggling-at-school-but-starting-a-business-at-risk-neet-young-people-entrepreneurship-and-social-change/.
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022: A two-day exhibition of the Speed-You-Up project, including an entrepreneurship workshop for young people and a series of talks and discussions with local stakeholders in policy and the youth sector on the relevance, prospects, and challenges of entrepreneurship education. The event aimed to promote the value of entrepreneurship education and to foster community engagement regarding the skills development of young people in Bournemouth and Dorset.
- The British Academy, Early Career Researcher Network,