Head of Education, Skills, Science and Innovation
Iain Mansfield is 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.
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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...
by Iain Mansfield | Dec 4, 2019Related Content The UK should feel deservedly pleased with the results of this week’s PISA rankings. Since the last rankings three years ago, it has risen from 22nd to 14th in reading, from 15th to 14th in science and from 27th to 18th in maths. The last is a...
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