Tanwen Grover

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Tanwen Grover

Tanwen joined Arad in 2014 and has experience working within the third, public and education sectors in the UK and abroad. She has worked in research and evaluation across a wide range of policy areas and for clients across the public, third/voluntary and private sectors. Her particular research interests include education and skills, culture and heritage, children and families, communities and Welsh language. She is experienced designing, managing and undertaking a range of research and evaluation projects.

Tanwen’s experience includes evaluating the Pioneer Schools Model, which is developing a new curriculum for Wales, and evaluating the pilot of the Childcare Offer in Wales, both for Welsh Government. She has also worked on an evaluation of Teach First’s Careers and Employability Initiative across England and on an evaluation of the National Centre for Learning Welsh’s programme to develop language skills in the workforce. She joined Arad from the Wales Audit Office, where she supported performance audit. A University of Cambridge History graduate, Tanwen also has an MA in International Politics (University of Warwick). She is also a fluent Welsh speaker and is a Trustee of the Community Foundation in Wales.


Jennifer Lane

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Jennifer Lane

Jennifer joined Arad as a researcher in 2013. Her areas of research interest include children and families, education, training and skills. With a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, Jennifer has experience of conducting desk-based research, interviews, designing research tools and analysing data for both qualitative and quantitative research projects.

Jennifer’s research project experience includes qualitative research with families in receipt of support through the Welsh Government’s Flying Start programme, an evaluation of Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Fund and an evaluation of Academi Wales’ All Wales Public Service Graduate Management Programme. Jennifer has also worked on a formative evaluation of the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services across Wales, research into young children’s needs and outcome in Wales (on behalf of Save the Children) and research into the value of apprenticeships to Wales (on behalf of the National Training Federation for Wales).

Prior to joining Arad, Jennifer worked at the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN), providing research support for many projects relating to the professional body sector.