Jonathan Scales

Jon completed a degree in Psychology and Anthropology at Keele University, as a mature student, after service in the RAF.  Subsequently he gained a MA in Social Research Methods and a PhD in Applied Social and Economic Research from the University of Essex.   His post-doctoral work experience includes research posts in the NHS, the Institute for Social and Economic Research, the Future Foundation and the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University.  Prior to his current post as Research Adviser with the NIHR Research Design Service he ran his own social and market research consultancy during which time he designed, managed and delivered research projects that steered policy for a wide range of organisations including the BBC,  Camelot, The Institute of Fundraising, Local Government Organisations, The National Housing Federation, The Economic and Social Research Council,  housing associations,  universities, emergency services and a number of national charities.