Jude is the Quantitative Research Director at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). He is a very experienced statistician with 25+ years’ experience, most recently five years at the Department for Education (DfE), where he is on secondment to NFER from. Whilst at DfE, Jude was responsible for delivering their key data collections and data tools, which are used for funding, policy development and for school accountability. He was also DfE’s Head of Profession for Statistics.
While at NFER, Jude has led several quantitative research projects, including on the evolving nature of the school system; University Technical Colleges; and social selection in top comprehensives. He is also the principal investigator of a major new quantitative research project that NFER is taking forward on teacher retention and turnover, which is being funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Jude has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Applied Social Research.