Clare Huxley

BA, MSc, PhD

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Research Fellow

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Clare joined IES as a Research Officer in December 2014 before becoming a Research Fellow in 2016. Her main interests include equality and diversity issues, and the Higher and Further Education sectors. Clare draws upon experience of working on equality and diversity issues in both policy and research contexts working for equality charities, research consultancies and the National Union of Students.

Clare completed a PhD in psycholinguistics at the University of Edinburgh, and has since used a range of quantitative and qualitative skills to explore equality and diversity issues, and barriers to participation. She has experience analysing workforce data for the Higher Education, scientific and general workforces to explore diversity and identify trends and areas for improvement. Clare has analysed quantitative and qualitative survey data for a range of topics such as student finances and financial well-being, and disabled students and graduates’ experiences of careers advice at university. She also has experience conducting focus groups and interviews. Clare has a good understanding of equality and human rights legislation and direct experience of working in a policy environment in an equality charity.

At IES, Clare is working on a range of EU and UK consultancy and policy project teams on adult skills, well-being at work, and evaluating training.


2009 University of Edinburgh PhD, Psycholinguistics
2004 University of Edinburgh MSc, Psycholinguistics
2002 King’s College, London BA (Hons), German


2013-2014 Research and Data Officer, Equality Challenge Unit
2012-2013 Research Assistant, National Union of Students
2010-2011 Research Intern, nfpSynergy
2010 Events and Communications Intern, Hansard Society
2009 Campaigns Assistant, British Humanist Association   


Research publications

Conference appearances

  • Recommendations for higher education institutions on supporting wellbeing and mental health among postgraduate researchers, Huxley C, London Metropolitan University Conference: Staff wellbeing in higher education: Precepts, practices and potentialities in challenging times, London Metropolitan University Conference, London, July 2018