Emily Jones

Head of Research

Emily Jones is Learning and Work Institute's Head of Research, responsible for leading research and development projects to ensure they make a positive difference to policy and practice.

Emily’s work focusses on the organisation’s research on lifelong learning and skills, and is currently leading our apprenticeships and technical education programme, Emily is also working closely with the DfE on the delivery and evaluation of the Career Learning Pilots, which are informing the development of the National Retraining Scheme.

Emily joined NIACE in 2008, having graduated from Durham University with a degree in Sociology in 2007. She has progressed through a range of research roles, including co-ordinating the Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning, which resulted in Learning Through Life. In 2015 Emily completed a Masters in Education with the Open University.



19 October 2016 by Emily Jones

Evaluating RBLI’s LifeWorks

Yesterday, I had the privilege of introducing the findings of L&W’s evaluation of the LifeWorks programme at its launch in the Houses of Parliament.

28 July 2016 by Emily Jones

Offenders “Get set for success”

Emily Jones blogs on Learning and Work Institute's new Get Set For Success curriculum 

3 February 2016 by Emily Jones

Using evidence to support adult learning

The OECD’s report, Building Skills for All: A Review of England, provides another reality check on the millions of adults who have low basic skills. An estimated 9 million adults aged 16-65 have low literacy or numeracy...Read more »

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