Key Capacities

  • Major strength in capacity to synthesise diverse sources of information to produce knowledge that has strategic value 
  • Strong research skills drawing on substantial expertise in survey design, administration and data analysis
  • Sound practitioner knowledge based on key roles in a number of workplace change processes
  • Strong international orientation to identify ‘best practice’ public policy 
  • Particular focus in analytical work on young people in their transition from education to work and from dependence to independence
  • Good ‘reflective practitioner’ understanding of workplace dynamics and learning, strong capacity to diagnose ‘problems’ and to propose workable solutions
  • In depth understanding of national skill formation policies and their relevance as reference points for reforms
  • Appreciation of the shortcomings of public policy processes and the value of finding new ways to engage citizens in developing policy