Emily Britton-Drewry

Emily Britton-Drewry

Research Manager

Emily leads on large-scale, multi-method projects, harnessing her expertise in project management and quantitative research, including advanced techniques and analysis. Her clients include Pearson, Springer Nature, UKRI and the University of Southampton.

Prior to joining Shift, Emily was a PhD doctoral researcher, working on projects involving education, psychology and mathematics using big data. However, her career over the past decade has been varied and she is also experienced in mixed and qualitative research. She has an MSc in Social Science Research and an MSc in Educational Leadership, both of which developed her practical knowledge of survey-building, interview techniques and focus groups. She has also worked in various educational settings, wearing a range of hats: a maths teacher and deputy head of department; a researcher for Ofsted; and a Psychology and Statistics Lecturer for the Open University.

As a researcher, Emily’s interests lie in primary and secondary education, handling and interpreting data collected online, and how to translate academic theory into real-world impact. She is an accredited Statistician through the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and an ONS Safe Researcher, which means she is able to handle sensitive data with care and expertise.