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Jack Summers

Jack Summers

Research Associate

Research interests

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Employment


Jack is a qualitative researcher within the Evidence Development and Incubation Team. His work within EDIT at the Policy Institute is focused on education, youth employment, social care, and homelessness interventions. He is currently managing a multi-site evaluation investigating the evidence of promise in two youth employment schemes that support young people with complex needs and additional barriers to EET opportunities. He is also managing a country-wide randomised controlled trial investigating the impact of a financial education programme on over 3000 students across 60 schools in deprived areas. He also contributes to the design, delivery and analysis of the qualitative arm of several other evaluations, including work funded by the Department for Education and the Centre for Homelessness Impact. Jack also contributes and leads on business development within the team.

Jack has previously worked at The Policy Institute within the Communities and Opportunities team as an intern, and then a research assistant. In these roles Jack contributed to projects that explored current "culture wars" divisions and the impact of migratory changes to community cohesion.

Jack has a background in teaching and has worked in state secondary schools in Oxfordshire and London, teaching History and Politics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics from Durham University, a PGCE in History from the University of Oxford and an MA in Public Policy at King's College London.