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Alex originally joined IES as a research intern in March 2017, before taking up the position of research officer later in 2017. His research interests include equality and diversity in health and education, across public policy- and employer-based work streams.
Since joining IES, Alex has been involved in a number of different projects which have included: exploring people’s perceptions around the diversity of a public-funded organisation; evaluating pilot schemes to help carers stay in or get back into employment for the Social Care Institute for Excellence; and exploring the role of advanced practitioners in further education.
At university, Alex achieved first-class honours in Psychology and Sociology, before gaining a scholarship to study a masters in Anthropology at the University of Sussex, where he graduated with distinction. This diverse social science-based education has allowed Alex to gain a variety of qualitative research skills including, but not limited to, various interview techniques, literature reviews, thematic analysis and discourse analysis.
Prior to attending university, Alex completed an apprenticeship in Electrical Installation, and has first-hand experience of technical education. On completing his masters, Alex decided to work with The British Humanist Association, where he conducted qualitative research with their pastoral support team.
|2015||University of Sussex||BA Psychology and Sociology|
|2016||University of Sussex||MA Anthropology|