Matt is a statistician by training, having achieved a doctorate in statistics in 2001. For most of his professional career Matt has combined statistics expertise with economic and social theory to focus on applied econometrics. Matt is an expert on the English Further Education sector and how it seeks to improve the supply of skilled labour and strengthen the UK economy, having worked as a government analyst supporting FE policy development for 14 years. Matt’s main research interests are education, labour markets and equality of access to rewarding and respectful employment. Matt believes that the best research happens when analysts work collaboratively with experts in the field.
Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Sheffield, 2001
B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Sheffield, 1995
2017 - Present, Senior Economist at NIESR
2016 - 2017, Senior Economist at the Institute for Employment Studies.
2001 - 2016, Senior Statistical Officer, Departments for Education and Business
2000 - 2001, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds
Changing mind sets to improve pupil attainment
Embedding Formative Assessment
Investment in adult skills is decreasing in the UK – here’s why we should be worried
An Analysis of the duration and achievement of apprenticeships in England
How dynamic is the private sector? Job creation and insights from workplace-level data