Moldir was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she completed Kazakh speaking school and later in life moved to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. She graduated with BA in Social Policy from University of Kent, Canterbury in 2010 and obtained MA in Public Policy from University of York in 2017. For undergraduate dissertation, she conducted a qualitative research on "Perceptions of students on wage gender gap in the United Kingdom", while topic of a final research project during Masters degree was focused on comparative studies of maternity leave policies of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and an independent Republic of Kazakhstan.
Priory to commencing on PhD studies at University of Nottingham, Moldir has been working at a non-governmental organization the Eurasian Fund of Central Asia, where she helped to develop projects aiming to improve schoolgirls' and women's entrepreneurship skills in rural areas of Kazakhstan. Currently she holds a position of a public policy consultant at a first national consulting company the Centre of Strategic Initiatives where she has been involved in such projects as evaluation of population's trust in governmental bodies. Due to Moldir's passion and active position to eradicate corruption in higher education system in Kazakhstan, she has been invited to be a part of the Science Experts Council at an Anti-Corruption Agency in Kazakhstan. As a member of the Kazakhstan Association of PhD Students in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, she took on a duty of an Editor and has been involved in creating interesting content on its information and social platforms.
Moldir is interested to research for her PhD thesis a struggle working women face in labour market after taking maternity leave in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Influence of social policies directed… read more
Moldir is interested to research for her PhD thesis a struggle working women face in labour market after taking maternity leave in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Influence of social policies directed towards increase of female participation in labour market and the government's agenda to achieve economic progress on the one hand and cultural norms prevailing on many levels of society including family, employment and media on the other seem to conflict with each other and might result in decreased opportunities for female workers after becoming mothers. The question of motherhood having jeopardizing impact on women's professional development has been chosen for research because women in Kazakhstan have enormous potential that labour market is missing due to women's decreased work attendance after becoming mothers.
My supervisors are Professor Ruby Chau and Professor Pauline Jas.
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