Julia Slay

Senior Researcher and Programme Manager, Social Policy

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Team: Social Policy

Julia has worked at NEF since October 2009, and is a Senior Researcher and the programme manager for the Social Policy team. Julia has written extensively on public sector reform and innovation, the impact of austerity, commissioning and prevention. Her previous projects have included implementing new approaches to commissioning in local government, research on innovation in the public sector, and exploring the impact of austerity. She is currently working on Southwark’s Early Action Commission, a programme of work exploring local responses to austerity, and leading a nationwide training programme for local government commissioners on outcomes, prevention and coproduction.

Julia is also a Clore Social 2015 fellow, supported by the Friend’s Provident Foundation.

Julia has extensive experience of using qualitative social research methods. Her recent publications include; Commissioning for Outcomes and Co-production, Surviving Austerity, Budgets and Beyond, Public Services Inside Out, Right Here Right Now, All in this Together.

Publication // September 26, 2014

Transforming youth services

Unlocking value through co-production


Publication // June 16, 2014

Commissioning for outcomes and co-production

A practical guide for local authorities


Blog post // June 16, 2014

Visionary public services: a how-to guide

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