Director, The Institute for Learning and Workforce Research
Richard is Director of the Institute of Vocational Learning and Workforce Research based at Bucks New University. The Institute’s focus is on the health and social care unregistered workforce, for example health care assistants, receptionists, domiciliary care worker, personal assistants and maternity support workers. Richard has over twenty-five years’ experience of support worker education and development research, evaluation, commissioning and policy including researching widening participation. He has worked with a range of organisations including the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and most recently Health Education England North West London. Widely published, he is an economist and has a particular interest in evaluating the impact of education and training programmes and widening participation. He was an advisor to the Cavendish Review.