Jenny Holmes

BA Hons, MSc

HR Research Consultant

+44 (0)1273 763 452

Jenny re-joined IES as an HR Research Consultant in January 2020 having previously worked at IES in 2013/14 as a Research Officer.

Prior to these roles, she worked as an HR practitioner in banking, further education and the NHS. For three years, she ran her own consultancy providing HR advice to small and medium sized businesses and charities in Brighton.

Between 2014 and 2020, she worked as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practitioner focused initially on Athena SWAN accreditation for Brighton and Sussex Medical School and then broadening to other diversity strands. She also serves as an Athena SWAN panellist.

Jenny has experience of a range of research techniques including conducting focus groups and interviews, writing staff surveys and analysing the resulting survey data as well as analysis of other quantitative and qualitative data.


2010 CIPD Chartered MCIPD
2010 University of Brighton MSc, Personnel and Development with CIPD qualification
1993 University of Cambridge BA Hons, French, Russian and History of Art


2014-2020 Project Officer, Diversity and Inclusivity, BSMS
2013-2014 Research Officer, IES
2010-2013 Director, Brighton HR Ltd
2013 Interim HR Manager, Sussex Community NHS Trust
2006-2010 HR Officer and HR Manager, City College Brighton and Hove
2004-2006 Analyst, Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

Research publications