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Katy Jones

Centre for Decent Work and Productivity, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Katy Jones is a senior research associate in the Centre for Decent Work
and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has previously held
research positions at the Work Foundation (part of Lancaster University) and
the University of Salford.

Her research focuses on support for people to move into and progress in
work, mainly in relation to active labour market policy and vocational
education, and with a particular focus on those most disadvantaged in the
labour market.

Katy has published widely on topics including youth unemployment, homelessness,
welfare conditionality and skills. She is a predominantly qualitative
researcher, with a particular enthusiasm for qualitative longitudinal research.

She is passionate about engaging with policymakers and ensuring research is
impactful and accessible to a wide audience.

Katy Jones's contributions