I am interested in inequalities associated with social group categories and their impact on child development. Drawing on social and psychological theories, my doctoral research examines the intersecting effects of gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES) on occupational aspirations and academic achievement. I focus on middle childhood and early adolescence period. I conduct quantitative analyses using longitudinal as well as cross-sectional nationally representative secondary datasets. I am interested in applying statistical techniques (e.g. multilevel and structural equation modeling) to answer psychology and education-related research questions.
Jeongeun Park is a PhD candidate at the School of Education. Her PhD project is co-supervised by Dr Jo Rose, Dr Shelley McKeown Jones and Dr Liz Washbrook. She holds an MSc in Psychology of Education (BPS) (University of Bristol). Her master's thesis focused on the effects of intergroup contact on international students' perceived discrimination and psychological well-being.