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Francis Wragg

Research Fellow for the TALENT Project Policy Commission, Faculty of Engineering

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Dr Francis Wragg works with the TALENT Project's Policy Commission to provide insight into current and future technical workforces within UK Higher Education and Research. As well as responding to relevant developments within the policy landscape, this work entails production and dissemination of a national 'Technical Talent of the Future' commission report with recommendations for the sector (due for publication in Winter 2021). Francis' work covers a number of key elements within the scope of the TALENT Project, helping to build deeper understanding of the UK technical workforce in terms of e.g. career development, workplace culture, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, and representation within decision-making structures.

Following study and research at the University of Cambridge (including BA, MSci, and PhD degrees in Natural Sciences and Atmospheric Chemistry), Francis turned his energies towards various roles within the education sector, including periods as a university Academic Supervisor and a secondary school Teacher of Chemistry. Francis initially joined the University of Nottingham as part of a large multi-partner DFID-funded project to develop Chemistry and Pharmacy degree programmes in Kenya, where he initiated key developments within staff-to-staff mentoring and teaching Sustainable Chemistry. Since arriving in Nottingham, he has also worked with Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff to develop a new blended-learning Sustainable Chemistry course for the University's BSc 'Chemistry with Industry' Degree Apprenticeship programme.

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