Shivonne joined NatCen as a Researcher in the Communities, Work and Income team in September 2018. She has over six years’ experience conducting mixed-methods research.
Since joining NatCen, Shivonne has worked on predominantly qualitative research projects, facilitating a range of focus groups and in-depth interviews. The projects have covered a range of topics, such as perceptions of extremism, experiences of using parental leave and using flexible working policies, and care leavers’ experiences of leaving care. She has also gained experience in rapid evidence reviews and randomised control trials.
Prior to joining NatCen, Shivonne completed an ESRC-funded PhD at Queen Mary University of London, examining the relationship between dialect variation and ethnic identity. This project utilised a diverse set of social research methods, including: ethnography, participant observation, qualitative interviewing, quantitative linguistic analysis, and mixed-effects regression analysis.