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Homelessness researcher Dr Jon Dean used to work for BBC Radio Merseyside talking about volunteering, local giving and young people. His research focuses on how young people participate in society, and has also completed research on homelessness, looking at how homeless people are represented by charitable organisations.


  • Volunteering
  • Charitable giving
  • Homelessness
  • Philanthropy
  • Young people and youth issues
  • Under-represented communities

Notable Coverage

Jon is a regular commentator in the Yorkshire Post on issues ranging from Donald Trump to the EU.

Yorkshire Post [all 2015/2016]
Why In And Out campaigners are both losing
Trump is what the Republicans deserve
Time is right for a review of Big Society

Third Sector [12 October, 2010]
Homeless people don't mind stereotyping 'if it brings the cash in'