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Nick Johnson, Mr

Chief Executive at British Educational Research Association

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012.

He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy and Public Sector for the Commission for Racial Equality. In 2007, he joined the Institute of Community Cohesion as Director of Policy later becoming a Principal Associate. He subsequently started his own consultancy working across public policy and research and worked, amongst others, with Chatham House, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Local Government Association and Ofwat. Previously, he was at the Association of London Government (now London Councils), where he was responsible for corporate and strategic policy.

Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a former member of the Ethnicity Advisory Group for the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study. He also served as a Research Fellow at the Smith Institute and for 10 years was a Trustee of Young Citizens. He is Vice-Chair of his local school Governing Body.

Beyond education, his particular interests are in the areas of integration, equality and cohesion. Nick has advised government centrally, locally and internationally and has written extensively on citizenship, social capital, extremism, immigration and other related areas of policy and practice.

Nick Johnson's contributions

SIG Convenor Meeting – Summer 2024

21 May 2024 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

For current SIG Convenors and Network Leads only The BERA SIG Convenors meeting will be an opportunity to network with the BERA Office as well as colleagues from other...

Upcoming eventIn Person

Expert Panel on Educational Research Funding

BERA Council has agreed to establish an expert panel to investigate the situation regarding funding for educational research in the UK. David James (Cardiff University, and chair of the REF 2021...

Ongoing project

BERA AGM 2023

BERA offers over £80,000 of awards and opportunities annually. This event will feature our first awards ceremony highlighting some of those winners and their work, as well as the achievements and...

Video8 Nov 2023

SIG Convenor Meeting – Summer 2023

For current SIG Convenors only The BERA SIG Convenors meeting will be an opportunity to network with the BERA Office as well as colleagues from other SIGs. An agenda will be sent out in due...

Past event28 Jun 2023

BERA update and AGM 2022

The 47th BERA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually, via the BERA website, on Tuesday 15th November 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm. All members are invited to attend and registration is...

Video15 Nov 2022

BERA update and AGM 2022

BERA Members only - you will need to be logged in to see the register button The 47th BERA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually, via the BERA website, on Tuesday 15th November...

Past event15 Nov 2022

SIG Convenor Meeting – Winter 2022

The BERA SIG Convenors meeting will be an opportunity to network with the BERA Office as well as colleagues from other SIGs.  Agenda 10:30:11:00 Tea and coffee available in...

Past event2 Nov 2022