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Nick Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at BERA

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

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On 31 March, the government published the report from its Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparity. It had briefed the headlines the day before and did a full media round before journalists, let...

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Blog post2 Apr 2021

Making evidence make news: Fran Abrams

In this episode of the BERA Podcast Nick Johnson interviews Fran Abrams, the Chief Executive of the Education Media Centre, the UK`s first independent charity dedicated to raising public and media...

Podcast31 Mar 2021

BERA End of 2020 Update

In this episode of the BERA Podcast, the BERA Executive Committee reflects on the organization's work in 2020 and looks ahead to what is to come in 2021.

Podcast16 Dec 2020

BERA update and AGM 2020

BERA Members only - you will need to be logged in to see the register button Online registration for this event has now closed, please email events@bera.ac.uk to register. Due to the...

Past event7 Dec 2020