Jude is the head of the Policy and Practice Research Development team and is responsible for taking forward NFER’s eight priority areas programme. He leads the Systems and Structures priority area and has directed and co-authored a number of research reports, including Free for All: Analysing Free Schools in England, 2018; University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines; and ‘A Tale of Eight Regions: Regional Schools Commissioners Part 1 and Part 2. He also has Accountability and Teacher Workforce expertise. Jude is also NFER’s Quantitative Research Director and leads a small team of economists who are experts in quantitative research methods. He has extensive experience in producing high quality, relevant outputs for customers.