Kate Alexander


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Research Officer


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Kate joined IES as a Research Intern in September 2019 before becoming a Research Officer in March 2020. Her main interests include precarious employment, the gig economy, higher education, and young peoples’ transitions from education to employment.

Kate completed an Undergraduate degree in sociology and a Masters degree in social research methods at the University of Sussex, where she carried out mixed methods research exploring precarious work in graduate transitions into the labour market.

Since joining IES Kate has used her quantitative and qualitative skills in a number of policy projects exploring education, training and employment. This has included conducting and analysing in-depth interviews and focus groups for projects exploring social mobility; quantitative analysis of MI data contributing to evaluations of education and training programmes; and survey analysis exploring mental health in higher education.


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


2020 Research Officer Institute for Employment Studies
2019-2020 Research Intern Institute for Employment Studies

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