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Early Career Research Fellowship

The Skoll Centre’s Early Career Research (ECR) Fellowship programme recognises and supports early career academics working to generate knowledge that accelerates social entrepreneurship. Our first cohort of ECR Fellows are DPhil students, or have recently completed a DPhil, at Saïd Business School, and work across a variety of topics around social entrepreneurship and social impact. The Fellows are actively involved in many areas of Skoll Centre life including contributing to seminars, blogs and publications.

Early Career Research Fellows 2016-17

Guillermo Casasnovas

Guillermo Casasnovas works in the fields of organisation theory and economic sociology, looking at contexts such as social entrepreneurship and impact investment. His doctoral thesis looks at the emergence of the social investment market in the UK, specifically at the ambiguity and contestation of those early moments of market formation and the role of intermediaries in the development of the field.

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Tanja Collavo

Tanja’s research interest falls within the areas of strategy and organisational theory. It lies in the understanding of how new sectors or organisations bridging social and business goals emerge and are legitimised and organised. Her doctoral research looks at the networking activities, aimed at scaling and supporting the social impact of social entrepreneurs and ventures, of four successful intermediaries operating in the social entrepreneurship sector in England.

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Anna Custers

The central theme in Anna’s work is consumer financial decision making by low-income households. In her PhD research, she explores debt management strategies by over-indebted households. Previously, Anna assisted in the design, management and implementation of several randomised evaluations in the three years she worked with the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in both India and France.

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Mary Johnstone-Louis

Mary’s research interests include women's entrepreneurship, theoretical approaches to corporate social responsibility, and collaborations between corporations and development agencies. With the Ford Foundation and Monitor Institute, she has also recently contributed to a research project on the theme of inclusive capitalism. Prior to joining the DPhil program, Mary worked in economic development policy based in Washington, DC and in the private sector based in London.

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Applications for a new cohort of ECR Fellows will open in late 2017.

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