Ceri Williams


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Senior Research Fellow


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Ceri re-joined IES in September 2018, having previously worked here for over 15 years. Latterly, Ceri had been working as a primary school teacher, having completed a PGCE in 2012. She has returned to IES to support and develop work in the pre-16 education field. Ceri is currently managing a number of projects including one for Teach First evaluating their school-based Careers and Employability Education Programme and another looking at the impact of a text-based literacy intervention with children of Reception age. She is also a member of the team evaluating a child assessment method being piloted for use in Early Years settings.

Previously at IES, Ceri worked on a vast number of projects in the employment field, more recently focusing on disadvantage in the labour market, particularly with regard to disability. She has conducted and contributed to evaluations of a number of welfare to work programmes including Employment and Support Allowance and Access to Work, while also examining the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on employers, service providers and people taking employment tribunal cases under this legislation and looked at the experiences of employers in relation to people with mental health problems.

Ceri is adept in the full range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and is experienced in the design of research instruments, analysis, interviewing and reporting. She also has had considerable experience of managing large-scale qualitative studies with individuals and employers



2012 University of Brighton PGCE Primary (4-11)
1994 University of Sussex MA International Relations
 1992  University of Brighton  BA (Hons) Humanities


2012 - 2017 Primary School Teacher
2001 - 2011 Research Fellow, IES 
1998 - 2001 Research Assistant, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
1994 - 1998 Research Officer, IES




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