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Jude Hillary

Quantitative Research Director,
National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

Jude joined NFER in 2016 as Quantitative Research Director, after working for five years at the Department of Education as Head of Education Data. He is a highly experienced statistician with over 25 years’ experience. Jude has an excellent knowledge of a wide range of educational data sources, particularly Department for Education sources which he was responsible for managing while in the department. He also has expertise in the school accountability system, and led work to develop the innovative destination statistics and the new Longitudinal Educational Outcomes database. At NFER, Jude is the principal investigator of a major Nuffield funded research project which is investigating teacher retention and turnover issues. He also has expertise in system structures in the schools sector, having directed a number of projects including investigating the role of Regional School Commissioners, the effectiveness of University Technical Colleges and research into Free Schools.