Billy joined IES as a research officer in September 2021 shortly after completing an MA in Methods of Social Research. His interests include equality and diversity, education and the path to employment and the higher education sector. Billy has gained experience using both quantitative and qualitative research methods through his academic studies.
Billy completed a BSc in Human Geography at the University of Northampton where his research included investigating the leisure experiences of women and people living with disabilities, obesogenic environments and international female labour migration. His undergraduate dissertation explored the role of alcohol in the student experience. His MA in Methods of Social Research at the University of Kent provided depth to the research skills gained during his undergraduate degree and included more hands on experience with focus groups, interviews, secondary data analysis and research design. Billy’s MA dissertation investigated the relationship between young women’s changing emotional state and alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 lockdowns in England.
|2021||University of Kent||MA, Methods of Social Research|
|2019||University of Northampton||BSc Human Geography|
|2021||Research Officer||Institute for Empoyment Studies|