Joshua Shepherd

Social researcher

Joshua has a keen interest in promoting social justice and equality through being raised in a progressive household with strong socialist values. 

Joshua is a recent MA graduate in social science research methods from Sheffield Hallam University, where his focus was primarily on examining how technology (re) shapes social relations and its implications for identity, belonging and how it challenges assumptions of what the concept ‘community’ means. 

Joshua's previous research role at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) in Sheffield gave him the opportunity to explore his broad social policy interests where he assisted in personally rewarding and worthwhile research related to: improving the lives of children and young people, alcoholic recovery integration and democratising low carbon energy transitions in poorer communities. 

Joshua lives in the post-mining town Clay Cross in Chesterfield.

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