Rebecca McKee joined Involve as a Senior Project Officer in January 2018. She is currently working on the MH:2K project, a youth led mental health project and the Citizens' Assembly on Social Care. Rebecca has previous experience in public engagement having worked as the Research Associate on the Citizens’Assembly on Brexit at the Constitution Unit, University College London. In her past roles she has gained extensive research skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods and has undertaken multiple research roles at institutions such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Manchester and University College London. In January 2017 Rebecca completed her PhD, a thesis on the representation of ethnic minorities in parliament at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research centre the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester. She has a strong track record of publishing in different areas of expertise from the ethics of using big data in health and health care research to the motivations of parliamentarians to represent ethnic minority constituents.
Rebecca is a member of the PSA parliaments and legislatures group and PSA women in politics group. She is also the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties keeping her at the cutting edge of new innovations in social science research. Rebecca holds a Bachelor degree in Politics and International Relations as well as an MSc in Social Change.