Dr Tim Bickerstaffe, Senior Lecturer

Dr Tim Bickerstaffe

Senior Lecturer

Tim joined PRI in 2005 and has experience of working in different research contexts, including government policy consultations in the UK and Europe, NGO lobbying and campaigning, and policy evaluation research. At PRI Tim has chiefly been involved in evaluating active labour market policies and interventions. He also leads the postgraduate research methods course in the Faculty of Business and Law at Leeds Beckett University. Areas of expertise:

Summary

  • 2009-2010 Department for Children, Schools and Families Evaluation of Entry to Learning Pilots
  • 2008-2010 Institute for Enterprise, Leeds Beckett University
  • Evaluation of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • 2009 - UK Commission for Employment and Skills Review of Best Practice in Teaching and Assessing Employability Skills
  • 2008 - Department for Work and Pensions
  • International Review of Performance Management
  • Systems in Public Employment Service
    2007 - Department for Work and Pensions
  • Factors Influencing Social Mobility
  • 2006 - Department for Work and Pensions
  • Working Neighbourhood Pilots
  • 2005 - Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Social Research in Bradford

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) 1:1 Politics and Sociology, University of Leeds
  • PhD Sociology, University of Leeds
Dr Tim Bickerstaffe, Senior Lecturer

Selected Publications

  • Bickerstaffe T; Devins DM; Walton F; Kelsey S; Sutton M; Hooley T; Hutchinson J (2012) Employer practice in progressing lowpaid staff.

  • Devins D; Bickerstaffe T; Nunn A; Mitchell B; McQuaid R; Egdell V; Lindsay C (2011) The Role of Skills from Worklessness to Sustainable Employment with Progression.

  • Nunn A; Mailand M; Leshke J; Bickerstaffe T (2011) The Role of Skills from Worklessness to Sustainable Employment with Progression: International Case Study Reports.

  • Nunn A; Bickerstaffe T; Jassi S; Wymer P (2010) Early effects of the economic downturn on the Welfare to Work System in deprived areas (WP83).

  • Nunn A; Bickerstaffe T; Mitchell B (2010) International Review of Performance Management Systems in Public Employment Services.

  • Nunn A; Bickerstaffe T; Hogarth T; Bosworth D; Green A; Owen D (2010) Postcode selection? Employers' use of area and address-based information shortcuts in recruitment decisions.

  • NUNN A; BICKERSTAFFE T; JASSI S; HALLIDAY S (2009) The Employability Skills Project.

  • Nunn A; Bickerstaffe T; Wymer P (2009) Explaining Levels of Customer Satisfaction with First Contact with Jobcentre Plus: results of qualitative research with Jobcentre Plus Staff.

  • Nunn A; Bickerstaffe T; Jassi S; Halliday S; Mitchell B; Doyle J; Fearon K; Greaves N; Powell D; Shindler D (2008) Review of Evidence on Best Practice in Teaching and Assessing Employability Skills.

  • Nunn, Alex; Bickerstaffe, T; Jassi, S; Halliday, S (2008) The Employability Skills Project.

  • Nunn, Alex; Monro, S; Kelsey, S; Bickerstaffe, T; Jassi, S; Hawtin, M; Halliday, S (2008) Factors Influencing the Inter and Intra-Class Mobility of Jobcentre Plus Customers: a case study approach.

  • Devins DM; Usher D; Bickerstaffe T (2007) Collaborations and Mergers: Rapid Review of Research on Collaborations and Mergers between Further Education Providers.

  • Dewson S; Casebourne J; Darlow A; Bickerstaffe T; Fletcher D; Gore T; Krishnan S (2007) Evaluation of the Working Neighbourhoods Pilot: Final report.

  • Nunn A; Johnson S; Bickerstaffe T (2007) Working with JOT 18 months on: Qualitative research in former Option 1 Pilot Districts.

  • Nunn A; Johnson S; Monro S; Bickerstaffe T; Kelsey S (2007) Factors Influencing Social Mobility: Department for Work and Pensions Research Report 450.

  • Darlow A; Bickerstaffe T; Burden T; Green J; Jassi S; Johnson S; Kelsey S; Purcell M; South J; Walton F (2005) Researching Bradford: A review of social research on Bradford District.