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Brendan Burchell

Research Associate

Dr Brendan Burchell's is a Reader in the Social Sciences, Director of Graduate Education in Sociology. Brendan's first degree was in Psychology from Birmingham University from 1977-80. From there he went to Warwick University to take a PhD in Social Psychology, researching person perception under laboratory conditions. He then took a one-year post at The City University teaching social psychology, statistics and computing. His career took a change of direction when, in 1985, he was appointed to the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge as a Research Officer to assist in a project entitled the Social Change and Economic Life Initiative, working collaboratively with economists, social psychologists and sociologists on a variety of aspects of labour markets and their effects on individuals. In 1988 Dr Burchell transferred from the Department of Applied Economics to take a Lectureship in the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science.

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Brendan Burchell
Department of Sociology
University of Cambridge
Free School Lane
Cambridge CB2 3RQ


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