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Ruth Tarlo

ESRC PhD Student, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Through working with unemployed adults, many with mild learning difficulties and mental health problems, I have become increasingly aware of and concerned about the growing social disadvantages experienced by people with learning difficulties in an environment of increasing pressure on individual employability. My PhD is exploring the experiences of unemployment, employment and employability of people with mild learning difficulties, in the context of the changing nature of work and changes to social security. I have an MA in Research Methods - Social Policy (Distinction) from the University of Nottingham, an MBA from London Business School (Distinction), and a BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics from the University of Leeds. I am a qualified teacher (QTLS, PGCE post-compulsory education) and I have worked for over 10 years in adult and community learning, teaching maths and English. I have also worked as a teacher educator in teaching maths.

Research Summary

My research is concerned with the experiences of unemployment, employment and employability of people with mild learning difficulties. I am exploring what these experiences reveal about the changing… read more

Current Research

My research is concerned with the experiences of unemployment, employment and employability of people with mild learning difficulties. I am exploring what these experiences reveal about the changing nature of the labour market, welfare reform and the Government's approach to social justice.

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