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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 2023

28 Jun 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 course.

Upcoming event

BERA update and AGM 2022

15 Nov 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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...

Upcoming event

SIG Convenor Meeting – Winter 2022

2 Nov 2022 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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 course.

Upcoming event

BERA Podcast Season 4 Review

On this week's episode  Nick Johnson the Chief Executive introduces some of the best moments from season 4 of the podcast. This episode contains clips of all the interviewees throughout the season.

Podcast7 Jul 2022

The Playful Academic – Maarten Koeners

Maarten Koeners studies and teaches integrative physiology at the University of Exeter. He integrates insights in the physiology of play and playful learning with his academic practice. Recently...

Media item15 Jun 2022