Jon Parry

Research & Evaluation
Head of Research & Evaluation

Jon has over twenty-five years of experience working in the public sector and academia and has been conducting research focused on the health and justice sector workforce since 2009. Jon is responsible for leading the Research & Evaluation division within the group, which conducts evidence-based operational and strategic research and policy across health, justice, and community safety. As an expert in qualitative and quantitative analysis, formative and summative evaluations and data analysis, Jon’s research has been cited in the consultation for the 2017 Policing and Crime Act, with several recommendations making it into the final legislation.

Jon has published books and peer-reviewed papers in his specialist areas of research: public sector collaboration; health inequalities, diversity, and inclusion; workforce development; and widening participation. He wrote the UK Public Sector Skills Assessment and the Financial Services Sector Skills Assessment in 2012.

Jon’s research has centred on emergency services collaboration, evidence-based policing, workforce planning, and mental health. His peer-reviewed paper entitled ‘Patients or Prisoners: Implications of Overlooking Mental Health Needs of Female Offenders’ was published in February 2019, in the British Journal of Community Justice. His current research is focused on diversity and inclusion, health interventions in violence reduction, and the evaluation of community risk management.