As part of NIESR’s Employment & Social Policy team Johnny carries out mixed-methods research on the UK labour market, particularly on welfare, the future of work and EU migration. In addition, he has participated in research projects on various aspects of health and education policy.
MSc Comparative Political Economy (Distinction) at LSE (2014-15)
BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics (First Class) at Durham University (2010-13)
Social Researcher at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (2016 – Present)
EU Researcher at Policy Network (2016)
Research Assistant at the Constitution Unit, University College London (2015-16)
Political and Economic Trainee at Danish Embassy in Greece, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-14)
Primary and Secondary School Teacher at Bjørnehøjskolen (2009-10)
Post-Brexit immigration policy: Reconciling public attitudes with economic evidence (2018) (with Rolfe, H., Ahlstrom-Vij, K., Hudson-Sharp, N.), Leverhulme Trust, NIESR.
The impact of welfare reform and welfare-to-work programmes: an evidence review (2018) (with Hudson-Sharp, N., Munro-Lott, N., Rolfe, H.), Equality and Human Rights Commission, Research report 111, NIESR.
How employers set pay for young people (forthcoming, 2019) (with Rolfe, H., Hudson-Sharp, N., Manzoni, C. (2019, forthcoming), Low Pay Commission, NIESR.
The value of economic statistics: baseline report (2018, forthcoming) (with Rolfe, H., Srinivasan, S., Office for National Statistics, Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence.
Embedding Formative Assessment: Evaluation report (2018) (with Speckesser, S., Foliano, F., Bursnall, M., Hudson-Sharp, N., Rolfe, H., Anders, J.), Education Endowment Foundation, NIESR.
Use of agency workers in the public sector (2017) (with Hudson-Sharp, N., Rolfe, H.), Office of Manpower Economics, NIESR.
The changing world of work (2017), Unions21, NIESR.
Blogs and opinion pieces
Are Britons Really Softening on Immigration, 18 October 2018 (Project Syndicate)
People's perception of EU immigration: it's the economy, stupid! 10 October 2018 (NIESR)
Government ‘analysis’ on equality impacts flawed, but that is no excuse not to act, 14 March 2018 (NIESR)
Agencies help address teacher shortages but risk exposing schools to market forces, 21 February 2017 (NIESR)
Making good progress? Putting formative assessment to the test, 12 July 2018 (NIESR)
A new kind of workers’ party? 22 July 2016 (Policy Network)