Kate Alexander


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Research Fellow


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Kate is a Research Fellow at IES and joined the organisation in 2019. Her main research interests include precarious employment, the gig economy, and ensuring access to good quality work.

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.

Kate is a mixed-methods researcher with a specialism is qualitative methods, and a project manager. She has conducted research exploring education, training and employment for government, sector bodies and charitable organisations. This has included conducting and analysing in-depth interviews and focus groups with workers, employers and stakeholders on a range of projects; leading Implementation and Process Evaluations, quantitative analysis of MI data contributing to evaluations of education and training programmes; and survey design and analysis.


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


2022 Research Fellow Institute for Employment Studies
2020-2022 Research Officer Institute for Employment Studies
2019-2020 Research Intern Institute for Employment Studies

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