Head of Education, Skills, Science and Innovation 2019-2020
Iain Mansfield was Head of Education, Skills, Science and Innovation at Policy Exchange. He is a former Special Adviser to Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson and to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng. Prior to that he was a senior civil servant at the Department for Education, where he was the principal official responsible for the design of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and worked on an extensive range of other topics in higher education, including the Higher Education and Research Act (2017), quality assurance, and student choice. He was part of the team that carried out the 2013 Triennial Review of the Research Councils. Iain has also worked as Head of Public Sector at the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants, a global professional education organisation, and has served as a University Governor. Publications include Higher Education Policy from a Government Perspective (chapter in Influencing Higher Education, Routledge, 2019); Selective Education and Progression to Higher Education (HEPI, 2019) and Openness not Isolation: A Blueprint for Britain Outside the EU (IEA, 2014), the winner of the Institute of Economic Affairs €100,000 Brexit.
Related Posts & Publications
by Iain Mansfield | Feb 23, 2020Related Content How higher education leadership must act to regain the trust of their staff, their communities and the whole nation Universities in the UK are not yet in crisis – but they could be if they continue down their current path. In this report, based...
by Iain Mansfield | Jan 28, 2020Related Content Embracing Risk, Transforming Technology A UK Advanced Research Projects Agency could have a transformative impact on technological innovation in the UK – but the Government must embrace failure if it is to be a success. Learning lessons from the US,...
by Iain Mansfield | Jan 15, 2020Related Content Today is the final deadline for university applications via UCAS. If previous years are anything to go by, over half a million hopeful applicants will have gone through the process of filling in their forms, making choices, completing personal...
by Iain Mansfield | Dec 29, 2019Related Content A strengthened Civil Service for a post-Brexit Britain The Government should use the opportunity of the stability created by the election result to reform the civil service to make it more democratically accountable and better able to deliver on the...
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