Joseph Cook


Research Officer

Joe joined IES as a Research Intern in February 2021, progressing to Research Officer in June 2021. His research interests include social media usage, sickness and absence policy and the marketisation of higher education.

Joe completed an Undergraduate degree in Sociology with American Studies and a Masters degree in social research methods at the University of Sussex, where he carried out mixed methods research exploring how livestream communities are formed and maintained over time and how attention is converted into a quantifiable measure signifying success.

At IES, Joe is looking to gain practical experience in a professional research environment in order to further develop the skills he learnt at University.


2019 University of Sussex  MSc, Social Research Methods
2018 University of Sussex BA, Sociology with American Studies 



 Research Intern, Institute for Employment Studies 

Research publications