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Dominique G

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at University of Edinburgh


Research, Social Science, Gender Studies, Intersectionality, Applied Statistics, Data Science, Equality and Diversity


Hi! I'm Dominique. I'm from South Carolina, USA and currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland. I did my PhD in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. There, I spent my time researching about poverty and its impacts on different groups of people in the United States. I'm currently working as a Research Data Specialist, where I work to show people how best to manage their research data. I have also worked on a lot of collaborative international projects, across Europe and Africa. Outside of my professional work, I love being creative. I love photography and makeup and cooking.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Investigating the role of poverty in maternal health

In this project, we would explore the role poverty would have on maternal health. We can explore questions like do mothers living in poverty have higher rates of depression? This project could take the form of a research project. You can do desk research and read about the various ways living in poverty can impact mothers and children. Or you could interview mothers about their experiences living in poverty. This would offer a really in-depth look at how mothers navigate poverty. Doing a research project will give you first hand experience gaining skills really useful for college/university, like answering complex questions with data or interviews, offering useful suggestions for policymakers on how to tackle such issues.

Coding skills

Stata, R

Teaching experience

I have taught students via lectures in social science, gender studies, and applied statistics. Additionally, I have been quantitative tutor for postgraduates and undergraduates.


Work experience

University of St Andrews (2019 - 2022)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Science/Statistics
University of Edinburgh (2015 - 2019)
Gender, Equality and Change PhD Intern


University of Charleston
BS Bachelor of Science (2007)
American University
MPP Master of Public Policy (2012)
Public Policy
Webster University
MA Master of Arts (2007)
International Relations
University of Edinburgh
PhD Doctor of Philosophy (2020)
Social Policy

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