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Joe leads IPPR’s work on employment and skills.

His areas of expertise include: 

  • The labour market
  • Skills 
  • Welfare to work 
  • Local government 

He recently delivered New Skills at Work, a three-year IPPR programme funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, that examined what the workforce of the future will need to succeed. He is a member of the Mayor of London’s Skills for Londoners Advisory Group.

He has appeared on BBC News and BBC Breakfast, and his work has been covered in national newspapers from the Guardian to the Daily Telegraph and the Sun.

Prior to joining IPPR, he worked as a political advisor to the shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills. He has worked as head of policy and research for a charity focused on employee involvement, and as a senior policy officer at the London Borough of Newham. He has a first-class honours degree from the University of Warwick in history and politics, and a master’s in history from UCL. He is a Councillor and Cabinet Member in the London Borough of Lewisham. 

Why do productivity figures matter?: An IPPR explainer

IPPR Senior Research Fellow, Joe Dromey, explains why productivity figures matter.

What are the new cuts to incapacity benefits?: An IPPR Explainer

IPPR Senior Research Fellow, Joe Dromey, explains what the new cuts to incapacity benefits are.

IPPR's Joe Dromey: The Apprenticeship levy on BBC Breakfast

IPPR Senior Research Fellow Joe Dromey on IPPR's recommended apprenticeship levy

Recent work