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Lorraine Johnson

Lorraine Johnson graduated with her PhD in Employment Research in July 2020. Her thesis, The Influence of Intermediary Systems on Public Sector Transitions During a Period of Austerity can be viewed on the Warwick Research Archive Portal.

Lorraine started her PhD at the IER in October 2014, researching the question: How do a group of UK older women perceive the influences of intermediaries on their work transition(s) during austerity?. She was supervised by Dr Sally-Anne Barnes and Professor Chris Warhurst. Lorraine was awarded the Lindley Scholarship for the duration of her studies. Lorraine is now an Early Careers Fellow at University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Studies.



Recent temporary work to supplement student scholarship:

Warwick and Coventry University

Coventry: Sessional lecturing (44 hours face to face contact to seventy students) delivering career development modules to undergraduate/masters students.

Warwick: URSS online undergraduate mentoring

June 2015 – December 2015


Project Manager

Energy and Utility Sector Skills Council

Project manager for a UKCES Government funded project delivered through Energy and Utility Sector Skills, to raise the profile of career opportunities across the UK. Delivered educator CPD modules, online labour market information (shared with National Careers Service), and raised the profile of the with 20,000 young people, 200 schools and colleges and 400 educators UK wide - all targets delivered on time.

July 2012 – October 2014


Admissions and Career Co-ordinator

New College Telford

Managed the design and implementation of a new admissions system along with school marketing strategy.

July 2011 – July 2012



Secondary Pathways Adviser (Local Authority School Improvement)

Telford and Wrekin Council

Designed and delivered career strategy for the Borough.

Responsible for design and delivery of CPD training to all CEIAG professionals, across Shropshire.

July 2010 – July 2011


Lecturer and Assessor (NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance)

Bournville College, Birmingham

Achieved full cost recovery for NVQ 4 in Advice and Guidance over 2 years by improving delivery through Moodle and supporting adoption of online portfolio building. At the same time achieved Diploma in the Life Long Learning Sector, QTLS status, A1 Assessors qualification and Masters in Inclusive Education (final project focusing on adult engagement in online discussion forums).

July 2007 – August 2009


Trainer, Assessor, Senior Careers Adviser

Birmingham Connexions

During my career at Birmingham Connexions fulfilled a number of roles from outreach youth worker, project coordinator, senior careers adviser through to staff trainer and assessor.

1992-2007 – during time with Connexions undertook two career breaks to work in Japan.




Warwick Institute of Employment Research, Warwick University

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills 2014


Open University

Masters in Education (Inclusive teaching and learning) 2008


Bournville College/Worcester University

Diploma in the Life Long Learning Sector (DTTLS) and QTLS 2010


Bournville College

Assessor Qualification (A1) 2008


Birmingham University/Birmingham Connexions

Connexions Diploma for Personal Advisers 2003


Trent Polytechnic

Part 1 and 2 Diploma in Careers Guidance 1989


Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

London University

BA Sociology and Social Policy 1986