Loic Menzies has worked in education research, evaluation and policy for the last ten years and is interested in how different aspects of education, youth services and wider society shape young people’s transitions to adulthood. He has authored numerous high profile reports on issues ranging from youth homelessness to teacher recruitment, all based on detailed qualitative and quantitative research. He works closely with practitioners and policy makers to communicate research’s implications, for example presenting to the Education Select Committee on White Working Class Underachievement or working with civil servants to tackle the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. He is currently editing CfEY’s first book, for Routledge entitled Young People on the Margins.
Loic was previously a teacher, youth worker and tutor for Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Education and has been a trustee of a number of youth and social entrepreneurship charities such as UnLtd and The Kite Trust, as well as a school governor.