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Paivi-Sisko Eerola

Research Assistant

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Research Assistant in the School of Education  


Since April 2014 I have worked as a Research Assistant/Project Officer at Durham University, first for the Hearing the Voice research group and later for the Research Group at School of Education. In latter, the projects I have contributed to have consisted of evaluating Widening Participation programmes in higher education, conducting qualitative analysis into the changes in the practical work in science at GCSE and A Levels, and evaluating children's library renovations. I would be especially interested in studying either comparative educational research (focus on Finnish education system) or transfer effects in music education.

Research interests

  • Transfer effects of Music education (social benefits)
  • Music and well-being
  • Social mobility (Widening Participation) through higher education
  • Comparing Finnish education system to the UK system

Research Projects

Esteem Indicators

  • 0000: SEMPRE Research Award: presentation in Hull, November 2013
  • 0000: Two-year grant: post-graduate studies at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland 2011-2012


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Conference Proceeding

  • Louhivuori, J., Eerola, T., Saarikallio, S., Himberg, T. & Eerola, P-S. (Eds.). (2009). Proceedings of the 7th Triennial Conference of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009) Jyväskylä, Finland. University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Edited Sources, Research Data Sets and Databases

Journal Article

Masters Thesis

  • Eerola, P-S. (2010). Musiikkikasvattajien työtilanteen ja koulutuksen sekä musiikinopetuksen tavoitteiden arviointia. (Evaluating the music teacher training and the objectives of teaching music.). Masters.