Lucy Clague (nee Shipton) is a researcher with over 20 years’ of commissioned research and programme evaluation experience. Lucy is currently based within Sheffield Hallam University’s Institute of Education with research interests around the sociology of education, social mobility, higher education, widening participation, and children and young people.
Lucy is an experienced project manager who has managed both small and large-scale research projects for government departments such as the DfE and BIS as well as organisations such as OfS, the Education Endowment Foundation, TDA, the National College and Booktrust. She is particularly effective at managing research teams, keeping projects to time, even within short timescales, maintaining positive relationships with clients and has the ability to work collaboratively with a range of individuals.
From 2017 to 2019 Lucy took a three year secondment with the Higher Education Progression Partnership for South Yorkshire (HeppSY), where she led the monitoring and impact and process evaluations of the local UniConnect Programme (formerly known as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme or NCOP).