Dr Billy Bryan is a consultant at Technopolis-Group having joined in 2017. He has experience in research and innovation policy, higher and VET education, and international development evaluation. Billy is currently managing a project to develop an evaluation framework for the Ufi VocTech Trust in the UK. He is part of the team evaluating the delivery of the Office for Students investment in the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO). Billy is also working on a study on scientific decision making for the Wellcome Trust, which has also involved an in-depth review of the IDRC as a comparator.
He is a core team member for the evaluation of the DfID funded programme: SPHEIR. This has involved conducting country level profiles of the higher education systems of several DAC list countries and site visits to collect baseline measurements for partnerships in Kenya. He completed profiles and a site visit to Uganda for a Norad project to map higher education and research systems. He has country experience in Kenya and Uganda.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Billy completed his PhD in Medical Education at Sheffield Medical School and obtained his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Sheffield Hallam University. He has a higher education teaching qualification (Certificate for Learning and Teaching in HE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Since 2015, he has been active in independently researching the ‘value of the PhD in the modern knowledge economy’, publishing academic and media articles on the issue. He is a non-parent Governor at Stanford Junior School in Brighton where he leads on scrutiny of the school’s performance data.