The increasingly diverse and specialist knowledge of the Consortium’s members in FE, skills and beyond, helps us to support a wide range of clients, and our links with Government bodies and sector organisations enable us to provide:
• advance briefing on forthcoming announcements;
• valuable insights into the current policy landscape;
• expert advice on the scope for business opportunities and growth.
For further details of contracts delivered by the Policy Consortium and its members, and examples of their outputs, please click on the Projects and Publications bar to the left.
Dr Elizabeth Walker has worked in education and skills sectors for thirty years, across WBL providers, FE and Sixth Form colleges, schools, universities, YOI’s, prisons, government departments and local authorities throughout the
Michael combines independent consultancy with his part-time role as Research Leader at RAND Europe, where he leads the development of research and analysis on children, young people, education and skills. He has
Michael Chandler is an independent consultant with considerable experience in policy analysis. His former role as Policy Officer at LSDA, and more recently in education research and delivery (particularly in Apprenticeships, adult
Judith Cohen has an FE background having worked in colleges in London and the north of England; initially as a teacher then in management in posts with responsibility for learning support and
Mike Cooper is a freelance consultant offering a broad-ranging skills mix of policy analysis and comment, research, report writing / editing, and project management. His varied background (with 30 years of post-16
Peter Davies is an independent researcher and consultant, with over 30 years experience in FE. He has published widely and influentially on educational marketing, and the factors influencing student participation, retention and
Mick Fletcher is a researcher and consultant specialising in the planning and funding of post-14 learning; until April 2006 he led LSDA’s research in this area. Subsequently he has worked on similar
Sally Faraday is an independent consultant who specialises in research and development in education and training. Her experience and expertise has been derived from more than 30 years experience, including 15 years
Maggie Greenwood is an independent education research consultant with extensive experience of developing, delivering and researching curriculum and qualifications, including Diplomas, Foundation Degrees and the 14-19 curriculum. For over 30 years she
Maria Hughes is an independent consultant with extensive experience in the areas of skills, employer engagement and work based learning. She was previously a research manager at LSDA where her work informed
Andrew Morris is a consultant specialising in the interaction of educational research, policy and practice. He was director of the National Educational Research Forum in England until 2006, and had previously held
Ian Nash has a long and distinguished history of work for The Times Educational Supplement, where he created FE Focus. He has also worked substantially on social exclusion issues over the past
http://policyconsortium.co.uk/portfolio/seb-schmoller/ Seb Schmoller has been actively involved in online learning since the early 1990s. Between 1996 and 2002 he led The Sheffield College’s successful efforts to develop online courses in a range
Carole Overton is an independent consultant with 30 years’ experience in education and training for FE, HE, work-based learning, schools and local authorities. She has wide experience in quality improvement, materials development
Jenny Warner is a highly experienced writer and editor with wide experience of publications related to educational policy, research and delivery. She specialises in clearly and simply articulating complex argument and discussion.
Maree Walker was Chief Executive Officer of the Open College Network (OCN) London Region up to 2010. She has considerable experience in the field of credit and the development of credit based
Nick Warren is a freelance marketing consultant working in FE and skills. He is marketing consultant to the AoC and ACER, a contributor to CEL’s Principals Qualifying Programme (now managed by LSIS),
Ann-Marie Warrender is a consultant experienced in research, development and publishing for learners, managers and policy-makers in the post-14 educational sector. She has specialist expertise in quality improvement strategies, flexible delivery, evaluation