Shivonne joined NatCen in September 2018. She has over seven years’ experience conducting mixed-methods research.
Since joining NatCen, Shivonne has worked on a range of qualitative and mixed-methods research projects. These projects have covered a range of topics, such as care leavers’ experiences of leaving care, public perceptions of extremism, and experiences of using parental leave and flexible working policies. She has also conducted evaluations of education interventions such as a programme to improve Year 5 maths lessons and a resource for sex and relationships education in secondary schools. This work has been for a variety of clients, including Education Endowment Foundation, Department for Education, and the Commission for Countering Extremism.
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. She has also worked as a Research Assistant on academic projects involving language testing with children.