12th October 2021

Three new Research Fellows join EPI

The Education Policy Institute is pleased to announce the recruitment of three new experienced Research Fellows to our team. 

Dr Jo Blanden (University of Surrey), Professor John Jerrim (University College London), and Professor Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), each bring vast experience in education research in the UK, and will join EPI to directly support and advise on our expanding programme of research.

Commenting on the appointment of the three new Research Fellows, Chief Executive of EPI Natalie Perera, said:

“We are delighted to have appointed Jo Blanden, John Jerrim and Chris Taylor as Fellows at EPI  three of the country’s leading education and social policy researchers. Over a number of years, each of our new Fellows has contributed significantly to the evidence base in education, generating world class research that has been instrumental in informing policy.

“Our three appointees build on our existing base of PHD-level researchers, and will play a central role in shaping our research priorities as we continue to expand our work in the years ahead.”

For further details about the work of our three new Fellows, follow links to their biographies below.

Dr Jo Blanden
Professor John Jerrim
Professor Chris Taylor