BA, MSt, MSc
Principal Research Fellow
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Rakhee joined IES as a principal research fellow in 2018. She has over ten years' experience of applied research into education, employment and health policy. Rakhee has led mixed-methods projects for national and local government, government agencies and third sector organisations. Key clients she has worked for include the Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Education, Education Endowment Foundation, Department for Health, the Big Lottery Fund and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Rakhee is an experienced project manager, skilled at leading research projects from inception through to dissemination.
Her research interests are wide-ranging and include health and work, early education, child maintenance and support for young people not in education, employment and training. Rakhee has a particular interest in process evaluations.
|2005||Open University||MSc, Educational Research Methods|
|2004||St John's College, University of Oxford||MSt, European Literature|
|2002||Nottingham University||BA, French and Hispanic Studies|
|2015-2018||Research Director, NatCen Social Research|
|2010-2015||Senior Consultant, ICF International|
|2008-2010||Consultant, ICF International|
|2007-2008||International Programmes Officer, London Metropolitan University|
|2005-2007||Publications Coordinator, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists|
|2002-2004||Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, Open University|
- Cedefop(2020). Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways, Authors and main contributors: Newton B, Williams J, Hadjivassilou K, Patel R, Rickard C, et al, , Office of the European Union, Apr 2020
- National Colleges Process Evaluation , Buzzeo J, Patel R, Byford M, Takala H, Gay R , , Department for Education, Feb 2020