|Lucy Prior||MSci Geography (University of Bristol)|
|1st year||Supervisors: David Manley and Clive Sabel|
|Topic||Assessing relationships between neighbourhood characteristics and health biomarkers|
"Having completed my undergraduate degree at Bristol I knew the quality of the teaching and the learning environment that joining the AQM programme would offer, so for me it was a really easy choice. After a year out working I'm also keen to redevelop and expand my quantitative skills, especially in the interdisciplinary pathway of the AQM which provides a wealth of expertise and different perspectives."
|Bobby Stuijfzand||MSc Educational Sciences (Research master, Utrecht University, The Netherlands)|
|3rd year||Supervisors: William Browne and Roland Baddeley|
|Topic||Advanced statistical methods to interpret eye movements: what does where one looks tell you about you?|
"During my masters I became intrigued by the potential of eye tracking for tapping cognitive processes within learning and development. While working with eye tracking data, I experienced the challenges eye movements pose for conventional statistical analyses. I got interested in how to address these statistical challenges and applied to the AQM pathway at Bristol with a research idea in this area. The AQM pathway in Bristol attracted my attention given the programme promised to generously facilitate my own research project, including having two supervisors who are well-respected in their fields.
|Kaylee Perry||BSc Geography (University of Bristol), MSc Operational Research & Applied Statistics (Cardiff University)|
|2nd year||Supervisors: David Manley and Maria Fannin
|Topic||Locating the neighbourhood effect on health outcomes: taking account of social capital and neighbourhood conceptualisations.|
"I chose the AQM pathway due to its extensive efforts to provide relevant training and resources. In addition to this, the regular bimonthly reading and research groups are a great basis of support and encouragement which has proved useful in the time I have been here. There is a wide range of expertise within the team and everyone involved is always more than happy to help, promoting an interdisciplinary approach which is ideal for future research."
|Tim Morris||BSc Geography, Coventry University; MSc Geography & Sustainable Development, Exeter University|
|2nd year||Supervisors: David Manley, Clive Sabel & Kate Northstone|
|Topic||Social influences on health behaviours and mental health outcomes|
"The AQM pathway at Bristol offers an excellent opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of experts on a range of quantitative methodological and substantive areas within the social sciences. There are various research groups within both the CMM and other departments that meet regularly and offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to discuss ideas and present findings. There are also a number of excellent formal training opportunities available. The PhD as well as the academic community at Bristol is also vibrant and supportive and there are a wide range of activities going on within the groups and across the university. "
|Beatriz Gallo Cordoba||Bsc Economics and International Business, and MSc Economics (Universidad Icesi)|
|1st year||Supervisors: George Leckie and William Browne|
|Topic||Ethnic segregation and academic achievement in Colombia|
"I chose the AQM pathway to broaden my quantitative data analysis toolkit. Specially, because of the opportunity to work with a team of world-class of interdisciplinary experts in quantitative methods."