Jon Dean, Sheffield Hallam University

Jon Dean, Sheffield Hallam University

Jon Dean is a senior lecturer in politics and sociology at Sheffield Hallam University. His research focuses on youth volunteering, inequalities within the charity sector, and how public participation is affected by social class. He has also written and published work on qualitative research methodology, particularly on the role of reflexivity and positionality within data collection, and on using innovative tools such as drawing and soundscapes to investigate discrete aspects of society. His work has been published in journals such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Qualitative Research, and Sociological Research Online, and his first book Doing Reflexivity: An Introduction was published by Policy Press in 2017.