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Mr Carlos Azevedo

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I am currently a fully-funded doctoral researcher at The Open University. I am supervised by Dr Caroline Clarke and Dr Alexandra Bristow. My research focuses on the marketisation of higher education (HE) and its impact on students. Specifically, I am critically exploring UK HE students' discourses and experiences and how they are constructed as consumers. I have presented on this topic at national and international conferences, such as BAM (UK), Eurostudents (UK), Euredocs (France), Scuola Democratica (Italy), SCOS (Japan) and EGOS (Estonia, 2018; UK, 2019). The paper I presented at EGOS 2018 was shortlisted for the Best Student Paper award.

Prior to pursuing full-time PhD study, I worked as a contract and project manager for an international consortium responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of the metro service in Porto, Portugal for eight years. I also worked as a consultant and manager for several international railway projects around the world.

Academically, I was awarded a 1st degree (Hons) in Law, an MSc in Management and an MRes. I also hold an MBA.

At the Open University I am involved in other activities. For example, I am affiliated with the Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions (CKOP). I was also a member of the Faculty of Business and Law Postgraduate Students Committee (2017-2019).