Ramon van der Does completed the research master in political science at Leiden University in 2016 (cum laude). He worked as a working group instructor in statistics at the Institute of Political Science (Leiden University) and as a researcher at desco (Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo) in Lima, Peru. He previously also was a research assistant to Tom Louwerse (Leiden University) and Herman Lelieveldt (University College Roosevelt).
His main research interests are deliberation in everyday life and political participation. He presented his research at various conferences (ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, ECPR Graduate Student Conference, PoliticologenEtmaal, etc.) and has co-authored articles which were published in Res Publica and the Journal of European Public Policy.