Julie Nelson PhD, PG Dip

Senior Research Manager

j.nelson@nfer.ac.uk, +44 (0)1753 637208

Julie is based in the Centre for Evaluation and Consultancy at NFER, where she leads a variety of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation projects for many government, independent and local authority clients. Her main expertise is in the field of evidence-informed practice and policymaking. Until recently, Julie was seconded to NFER’s Impact Team as a Research Director with a remit to grow NFER’s expertise and support for evidence-informed approaches for the education sector.

Julie continues to specialise in research related to evidence-informed practice and effective knowledge mobilisation strategies. She also undertakes research related to child poverty, social disadvantage, strategies to re-engage young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) and citizenship education. Julie has presented widely, both in the UK and overseas on the topics of evidence-informed practice and policymaking and on child poverty.

Selected publications