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Ausra at Stanford University in California

Ausra at Stanford University in California

Dr Ausra Bremner, sociology teacher at Brooke House College, was invited to Stanford University in California to present her research to an international symposium of world experts in their fields.

During her research, Ausra developed a great interest in Grounded theory which she used as a guiding approach for her data collection and analysis. She is also a great advocate of Layder's theory of social domains which she applied in order to explain her research findings. Ausra took part in many national and international conferences presenting her research at its different stages from methodological approaches (Grounded theory, Use of Skype for data collection , Social theory in qualitative research) to presenting final research findings. At the moment Ausra is working on publishing a book based on her research.

The benefits of such expertise to our A Level and university foundation programme students are numerous and just one of the many reasons why ‘sixth form’ teaching at the college is continuing to expand and gives increasing access for our students to the top universities.