BSc Geography

Career History

Jack joined KADA research in September 2021 from AVIVA having worked for 2 years as a health insurance claims consultant. Jack graduated from Sheffield Hallam in November 2019 with a first-class honours having completed his final year dissertation on the link between deprivation and crime using Birmingham as a case study and implementing GIS software to map the relation.

Strengths and Experience

Jack’s key strengths are in quantitative and qualitative research, GIS mapping and report writing. He has worked on a variety of economic development projects for clients including local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Universities. He has extensive experience of business support evaluations and impact pieces, having undertaken reviews of ERDF and CRF programmes and supporting the production of two UK Shared Prosperity Fund bids. Jack’s experience includes areas such as skills, employment, digital connectivity and inclusion, and ranges from baseline analysis and research to strategy and action planning.

Outside of Work

Outside of work Jack is an avid sports fan – primarily football and cricket – and is a passionate Newcastle United supporter. He also enjoys travelling and visited Iceland twice in the final two years of his degree.

Interesting Fact

Jack took part in a two-week volunteering expedition in Mexico that involved scuba diving and monitoring turtle numbers. Fortunately, he didn’t encounter any particularly unfriendly sea life with the exception of some venomous lionfish.