Marian Morris has more than 23 years research consultancy experience. Her main areas of expertise are in the evaluation of national, regional and local policy and practice in education and wider interventions for children, young people and families. She is Head of Knowledge Development for SQW and has specific expertise in devising systematic and replicable data collection and analysis frameworks.
Since joining SQW, she has directed policy-related research and methodological studies for government bodies, voluntary and community sector organisations, local authorities and charities in England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, contributed to evidence collation for the European Commission and worked in an advisory and validation capacity for evaluations of educational interventions in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Marian previously worked at the NFER, developing their research portfolios in careers education and guidance, widening participation and environmental education.
She has retained her research interest in these areas and is a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. Previously a member of the Nuffield 14-19 Review, the Skills Task Force and the Royal Society Advisory Group for the State of the Nation Reports, Marian has presented research and expert witness papers at national and international conferences and seminars.