Kathryn Crowther BSC (Hons), Msc
Kathryn has 15 years’ experience of leading and delivering qualitative/quantitative research and evaluations in the education and skills sectors, having previously worked for York Consulting and Family Kids and Youth. She has worked for clients across the public, private and charity sectors including the Department for Education, the Welsh Government, Action for Children, BBC Children in Need, IKEA and the Roald Dahl Foundation.
Kathryn has led and delivered research across a number of key policy areas including tackling disadvantage, supporting families with multiple and complex needs and workforce reform. Kathryn has worked with CGR on many Department for Education research projects over the last few years.
This had included co-leading research on local supply, recruitment and retention of teachers; and a rapid evidence review of planning and marking teacher workload issues. She also led on the DfE report for the qualitative investigation into factors affecting teacher retention.
She has co-managed a process evaluation of the Strategic College Improvement fund and worked on research exploring the support needs of NQTs and trainee teachers, undertaking qualitative interviews with providers, senior leaders, NQTs and trainees.