Julie Nelson PhD, PG Dip

Senior Research Manager 

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

 

Selected publications

Policy paper

Durbin, B. and Nelson, J. (2014). Why Effective Use of Evidence in the Classroom Needs System-wide Change (NFER Thinks: What the Evidence Tells Us). Slough: NFER.[Available online].

 

Reports and articles

Nelson, J. and O’Beirne, C. (2014). Using Evidence in the Classroom: What Works and Why? Slough: NFER. [Available online].

Nelson, J., Martin, K. and Featherstone, G. (2013). What Works in Supporting Children and Young People to Overcome Persistent Poverty? A Review of UK and International Literature. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).[Available online].

Martin, K., Nelson, J. and Lynch, S. (2013). Effectiveness of School-Based Life-Skills and Alcohol Education Programmes: a Review of the Literature. Slough: NFER. [Available online].

Nelson, J. and O'Donnell, L. (2012) Approaches to Supporting Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training: a Review. Slough: NFER. [[Available online].

Nelson, J., Martin, K., Nicholas, J., Easton, C. and Featherstone, G. (2012) Food Growing Activities in Schools. London: Defra. [Available online].

Nelson, J., O'Donnell, L. and Filmer-Sankey, C. (2011) Local authority progress in tackling child poverty. Slough: NFER. [Available online].

Lopes, J., Kerr, D. and Nelson, J. (2011). Measuring the Impossible? - Making a Start: Exploring the Impact of Youth Volunteering Through Existing Longitudinal Research Data(Executive Summary). London: v, The National Young Volunteers Service.

Nelson, J., Wade, P. and Kerr, D (2010) Young people's civic attitudes and practices: England's outcomes from the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) (DCSF Research Report). London: DCSF.

Nelson, J., Wilson, R. and Bielby, G (2010) Tackling Child Poverty Through Whole Area Strategies (C4EO Knowledge Review). London: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services.

Spielhofer, T., Benton, T., Evans, K., Featherstone, G., Golden, S., Nelson, J. and Smith, P. (2009). Increasing Participation: Understanding Young People Who Do Not Participate in Education or Training at 16 or 17 (DCSF Research Report RR072). London: DCSF.

Waldman, J., Bielby, G., Nelson, J. and Wilson, R. (2009). Child Poverty (C4EO Child Poverty Research Review 1). London: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services.

Kerr, D., Lopes, J., Nelson, J., White, K., Cleaver, E. and Benton, T. (2007). VISION versus PRAGMATISM: Citizenship in the Secondary School Curriculum in England. Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study: Fifth Annual Report (DfES Research Report 845). London: DfES. [Available online].

Ireland, E., Kerr, D., Lopes, J. and Nelson, J. with Cleaver, E. (2006). Active Citizenship and Young People: Opportunities, Experiences and Challenges In and Beyond School. Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study: Fourth Annual Report (DfES Research Report 732). London: DfES.

National Foundation for Educational Research (2006). Active Citizenship and Young People: the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study 2006. Key Messages for School Leaders and Teachers (Compiled by Julie Nelson)

National Foundation for Educational Research (2006). Active Citizenship and Young People: the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study 2006. The Views of Young People(Compiled by Julie Nelson)

Spielhofer, T., Nelson, J., O’Donnell, L. and Sims, D. (2006). The Role of Training Allowances in Incentivising the Behaviour of Young People and Employers (DfES Research Report 756) London: DfES.

Nelson, J. and Kerr, D. (2006). Active Citizenship in INCA Countries: Definitions, Policies, Practices and Outcomes. London: QCA.

Golden, S., Nelson, J., O’Donnell, L. and Morris, M. (2004). Evaluation of Increased Flexibilities for 14-16 Year Olds: the First Year (DfES Research Report 511). London: DfES.

Golden, S., Nelson, J., O’Donnell, L. and Rudd, P. (2004). Evaluation of Increased Flexibilities for 14-16 Year Olds: Profile of Partnerships and Students 2002-2003 (DfES Research Report 558). London: DfES.

Golden, S., Nelson, J., O’Donnell, L. and Rudd, P. (2004). Implementing the Increased Flexibility for 14 to 16 Year Olds Programme: the Experience of Partnerships and Students(DfES Research Report 562). London: DfES.

Nelson, J., Wade, P., Kerr, D. and Taylor, G. (2004). National Evaluation of Post-16 Citizenship Development Projects: Key Recommendations and Findings from the Second Year of Development (DfES Research Brief 507). London: DfES.

Nelson, J., Wade, P., Kerr, D. and Taylor, G. (2004). National Evaluation of Post-16 Citizenship Development Projects: Second Annual Report (DfES Research Report 507). London: DfES.

Golden, S., Nelson, J., O’Donnell, L. and Morris, M. (2003). National Evaluation of the Increased Flexibility for 14-16 Year Olds Programme (DfES Research Brief RBX 11-03). London: DfES.

Nelson, J., Kerr, D. and Morris, M. (2003). Evaluation of the Post-16 Citizenship Development Projects: First Year of Operation in the Round 1 Consortia (DfES Research Report 397). London: DfES.

Nelson, J., Blenkinsop, S. and Kerr, D. (2001). Evaluation of the Institute for Citizenship’s Citizenship and Basic/Key Skills Programme for Use in Young Offenders’ Institutions(Research Summary). Slough: NFER.

Nelson, J., Morris, M., Rickinson, M., Blenkinsop, S. and Spielhofer, T. (2001). Disapplying National Curriculum Subjects to Facilitate Extended Work-related Learning at Key Stage 4: an Evaluation (DfES Research Report 293). London: DfES.

Sims, D., Nelson, J., Golden, S. and Spielhofer, T. (2001). Young People’s Experiences of the Learning Gateway (DfES Research Report 277). London: DfEE.

Morris, M., Rudd, P., Nelson, J. and Davies, D. (2000). The Contribution of Careers Education and Guidance to School Effectiveness in ‘Partnership’ Schools (DfEE Research Report 198). London: DfEE.

Morris, M., Nelson, J., Stoney, S.M. and Benefield, P. (1999). Disadvantaged Youth: a Critical Review of the Literature on Scope, Strategies and Solutions (DfEE Research Report 169). London: DfES.

 

Practitioner publications

Nelson, J. (2014). Evidence-informed teaching: what’s in a name?, Professional Development Today, 16, 4, 50–56.

Nelson, J. (2014). What is your research goal?Headteacher Update, November, 42.[Available online].

Nelson, J. (2012) 'Tackling child poverty in partnership', Poverty. 141, 10-13.

 

Presentations and events

Nelson, J. (2015). Developing teachers’ engagement with research. Presentation at Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar ‘Using academic research and pupil data in education: opportunities, challenges and best practice’, 5 February. Pearson: London.

Nelson, J. (2014). Applying evidence in practice: definitions and approaches. Presentation at the Learning and Skills Research Network Workshop ‘The Practicalities of Research’, 14 November. Pearson: London. [Available online].

Nelson, J. and Durbin, D. (2014). Challenges and solutions in linking evidence and classroom practice. Presentation at ‘Linking Evidence and Practice: What Works? What Next?’ Conference, 28 January. Church House: London (co-hosted by NFER and the Coalition for Evidence-based Education).

Willis, C., Watson, D., Durbin, B. and Nelson, J. (2014). Coalition for Evidence-based Education Plenary Event ‘Taking our learning of 2014 into action in 2015’, 8 December. Wellcome Trust: London.

Nelson, J., Stepien, D. and Featherstone, G. (2012). Telling our story: building capacity for self evaluation in whole-area service provision. National Children and Adult Services Annual Conference, 24 October. Eastbourne

Nelson, J., Stepien, D. and Featherstone, G. (2012). Building capacity for self evaluation in whole-family service provision. Reason webinar, 22 October.

Nelson, J. (2011). Progress in tackling child poverty in England: local authority approaches. Presentation at ‘Responses to Child and Family Poverty’ Conference, 15 December. Grand Central Hotel: Glasgow.

Nelson, J. (2011). Job done? Can welfare reform and social mobility end child poverty?Presentation at the Child Poverty Action Group Conference ‘Local Authority Approaches to Tackling Child Poverty’, 1 November. London.

Nelson, J. (2011). Local authority progress in tackling child poverty. Paper presented at the Policy Communications National Child Poverty Conference, Academy of Medical Sciences,11 May. London.

 

Blog posts

Nelson, J. (2015). Carter, the College of Teaching and Claim Your College, NFER Blog, 10 February. Slough: NFER [Available online].

Nelson, J. (2014). Who creates the evidence for 'evidence-informed teaching'?, Key Insights, 18 September. [Available online].

Nelson, J. (2014). Evidence in education – a lever for professional autonomy?, NFER Blog,3 February. Slough: NFER [Available online].

Nelson, J. (2013). Evidence use: what's the evidence?, NFER Blog, 11 December. Slough: NFER [Available online].

Nelson, J. (2013). Our ‘world class’ science education performs a rare hat trick – reform with caution, NFER Blog, 11 December. Slough: NFER [Available online].

Nelson, J. (2013). How do we help ‘unseen’ children access achievement?, NFER Blog, 20 June. Slough: NFER [Available online].

 

Other publications

Kerr, D., Nelson, J. and Ireland, E. (2006). ‘Exploring the meaning of “active citizenship” in England, Europe and beyond’, NFER News, Summer, 4–5.

Cleaver, E. and Nelson, J. (2006). ‘Active citizenship: from policy to practice’, Education Journal, 98, 34–37.

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