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De-Jon joined IES as a Research Intern in November 2020 before becoming a Research Officer in February 2021. His main interests include researching equality and diversity issues, to examine how this undermines disadvantaged groups’ abilities to reach their full potential throughout their time in education and employment. De-Jon has experience using statistical data packages (particularly Stata and Excel) to analyse survey and administrative data.
De-Jon obtained a MSc in Social Policy and Social Research at University College London, where he used a range of statistical methods in Stata, Excel and SPSS to explore how disadvantage contributes to educational and labour market inequalities. After graduating, De-Jon volunteered for a not for profit organisation, where he worked on a project that took a participatory action research approach to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted disadvantaged communities in East London.
While at IES, De-Jon has used his quantitative research skills on several projects. This includes using Labour Force Survey data to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on specific sectors and disadvantaged groups. He also has experience in analysing management information data to evaluate career guidance programmes. De-Jon has also drawn on his qualitative skills when conducting and analysing in-depth interviews to evaluate employment programmes.
||University College London (UCL)
MSc Social Policy and Social Research
||University of Birmingham
BA International Relations
||Research Volunteer, Toynbee Hall