Dr Eddy Hogg is a Lecturer in Social Policy and Director of Studies for Social Policy and Health and Social Care.
His research looks at volunteering, charitable giving and public attitudes to the voluntary sector. His research interests include volunteering across the lifecourse, on volunteering and charitable giving for public services, on youth volunteering, on the value of charity involvement in supporting young people, on attitudes towards charity regulation in England and Wales and, on charity engagement with the Fundraising Regulator.
Prior to joining Kent, Dr Hogg completed his PhD at Northumbria University in 2012, which looked at how volunteering undertaken by older adults relates to their volunteering and other work activities across the lifecourse. This research was undertaken in collaboration with Age UK and funded by an ESRC CASE Studentship.
Dr Hogg’s recent research projects have explored:
Dr Hogg teaches a range of undergraduate modules which explore the voluntary sector and volunteering, including two modules which support students in undertaking volunteering within the local community and one which provides students with the opportunity to undertake a research project in collaboration with a voluntary organisation.
Dr Hogg has contributed to articles in The Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Charity Times and Kent on Sunday.
He has appeared on BBC 5Live and a wide range of local BBC Radio stations discussing volunteering, charitable giving and the charity sector.
He is an active member of the 'Voluntary Sector Studies Network' and the 'International Society for Third Sector Research' and is Book Reviews Editor for the journal Voluntary Sector Review.
Additionally, he speaks regularly at events for voluntary sector practitioners, sharing research findings and exploring how these can translate into practice. These include events organised by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, the Association of Volunteer Managers and the Sports Volunteering Research Network.