Jade Talbot


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Research Officer


Jade joined IES in 2020 as a project support officer before progressing to research officer in 2022, following the completion of an MSc in Governance, Economics and Public Policy. Her main research interests include educational and labour market disadvantage, as well as young people’s transitions from education to employment, workplace diversity and inclusion and green transitions.

Jade is a mixed methods researcher and has worked on a wide range of projects at IES, building her capabilities in quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has gained experience in research design, conducting interviews, in-person observations, survey design, and statistical analysis of primary and secondary data, as well as producing literature reviews and case studies.

Jade has several years’ experience as a research project professional, having previously worked in Higher Education, gaining market research experience exploring student and applicant insights and pathways to higher education, as well as graduate outcomes. For her Masters’ dissertation she conducted mixed methods research considering the prevalence of participatory forms of governance and inclusion in UK environmental policy initiatives.


2022 Birbeck University of London  MSc Governance, Economics and Public Policy
2010 University of Plymouth BA English Literature


Research Officer Institute for Employment Studies 2022
Project Support Officer Institute for Employment Studies 2020-2022
Marketing Officer University of Sussex  2018-2020
Library Administrator University of Sussex 2015-2018
Marketing Assistant  AVT Connect 2013-2015

Research publications