People

Dr. Heejung Chung

Principal Investigator

h_chungHeejung is Reader in Sociology and Social Policy in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent, UK.

Her research interests broadly lie around issues concerning cross-national comparative analysis of welfare states and their labour markets. Heejung’s work focuses on individuals’ capabilities to tackle issues confronted in the spheres of work and family life looking at, for example, flexible working and work-life balance. The main method used to answer these question is multilevel modelling using cross-national/European data.

 

Dr. Mariska van der Horst

Post-doctoral researcherMariska_vd_Horst

Mariska is a post-doctoral research associate in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent, UK.

Her research interests lie on a variety of labour market issues. For example, she is interested in the combination of paid work and other life domains, employment of disadvantaged groups such as individuals with a handicap, employment of older workers, etc. Her current research projects reflect these interests. She is also interested in statistical methods and the opportunities these bring for social science research.

 

 

Dr. Jon Ward

Research Assistant

Jon completed his PhD in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, on the working conditions of artists in the context of urban regeneration. His research interests include cultural labour, cultural policy and arts-led regeneration.

 

 

Dr. Yeosun Yoon

Research AssistantYeosun Yoon

Yeosun’s main research interests include labour market dualisation/segmentation, cross-national comparative analysis of employment flexibility and their welfare states. She is particularly interested in researching the patterns and characteristics of labour market divisions using various quantitative data analyses including Latent Class Analysis, Latent Transition Analysis and Regression Analysis.