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Peter Dickinson

Research interests

Peter currently specialises in local labour market skills and their intersection with productivity and inclusive growth. Peter has been a local labour market and skills researcher his whole career and has directed, managed and delivered over 100 research projects over the learning and skills agenda: schools, FE, HE, alternative provision, pupils and young people with SEND, apprenticeships, green skills, digital skills, NEET, financial and pastoral support, employer co-funding, employability and transferable skills.

    Academic profile

    Peter Dickinson joined IER as a Senior Research Fellow in 2017. Prior to this Peter worked as a researcher in a number of for profit and not for profit organisations working with a range of supra national, national, subregional, local government and third sector organisations.

    Currrent projects

    • Peter is currently working on a number of projects:

      • Midlands Engine Mental Health and Productivity Pilot. Funded by the Midlands Engine. Project Start Date: January 2020 - Project End Date: April 2022
      • In-work Progression. Funded by ESRC IAA working with Liverpool City Region. Project Start Date: February 2020 - Project End Date: March 2020
      • Creative Freelancer Business Models and Place based Growth. Working with Coventry University. Funded by NESTA. Project Start Date: February 2020 - Project End Date: December 2020
      • Apprenticeships with the Benefit of Hindsight. Working with Terence Hogarth and Beate Baldauf. Funded by the Edge Foundation and Gatsby Foundation. Project Start Date: February 2020 - Project End Date: March 2021
      • Alternative Provision Workforce Research. Working with Beate Baldauf and Gaby Atfield. Funded by the Department for Education. Project Start Date: September 2019 - Project End Date: March 2020
    • All projects

    Selected publications

    All publications

    All conference presentations



    Senior Research Fellow

    Institute for Employment Research
    University of Warwick
    Coventry CV4 7AL

    Tel: +44(0)24 76524420
    P dot Dickinson at warwick dot ac dot uk