Research at Leeds Beckett
About Sallyann Halliday
Prior to joining our University Sallyann spent time as a researcher in Corporate Strategy in further education and as an independent researcher in the voluntary sector. She has delivered and project managed a number of research projects, at local, regional and national level.
She has extensive experience of undertaking research exploring changes in behaviour and attitudes, particularly in relation to social exclusion, employment and skills. She is also particularly interested in the nature of commissioned research and research utilisation.
Joint module tutor Government and Political Context in the UK - BA (Hons) Journalism, Faculty of Business and Law
Guest lecturer (Qualitative Research Methods), UG Dissertation Scheme, Faculty of Business and Law
Sallyann is currently involved in a large EU Lifelong Learning Programme research project: Work Based Learning (WBL) as an Integrated Curriculum: Partnership Development and Delivery by HE and the Labour Market.
Integrated curriculum is seen as one of the key factors in improving the match between graduate skills and employers' needs. This international project is aiming to identify good practice in work/practice relevant learning in higher education settings.
The research is exploring the changing nature of HE in relation to the labour market seeking to develop a framework for integrated curriculum approaches.
Sallyann is also working on a research project commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) exploring the progression of low-skilled, low-paid employees in the care, catering and retail sectors. The project is seeking to gain a greater understanding of how and why employers facilitate career progression amongst their low-skilled employees. The research is examining employer motivation, practices and potential barriers to providing progression opportunities; as well as exploring how employers select individuals to progress. It is also considering whether employers do this because it is part of their culture or a response to particular circumstances.