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About Meghann Jones Associate Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
meghann.jones@ipsos.com

Meghann has worked for Ipsos since 2008, both in London and Washington DC, across a number of policy areas. She is an enthusiastic methodologist, with a specific interest in program evaluation, measuring changes in attitudes, behavior and outcomes as a result of government and non-government interventions. In addition, Meghann has focused extensively on researching ‘hard-to-reach’ or vulnerable groups, such as refugees and offenders, and on delivering multi-country studies in the public diplomacy and international development space.

Meghann has a BA Hons in Law and Politics from the University of Nottingham and an MA (with Distinction) in Conflict, Governance and Development from the University of York.

Articles by Meghann Jones


Values of Observational Research

Fundamentally, research is about answering questions.  Want to find out why are plants green? Do some research with a botanist. Want to know how gravity works? Do some research with a physicist. Want to know who won the 1977 World Series? Do some research with a historian.  But if we have a question about what…

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Why Academically Talented, Low-Income Students Don’t Apply to Selective Schools

A new study has determined that low-income students with top test scores and grades do not generally apply to the most selective colleges and universities, raising troubling questions about rising inequality and the potentially diminished role of higher education as a catalyst for social and economic mobility.  According to “The Missing One-Offs: The Hidden Supply…

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Culture at Work: British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs launch study in Washington DC

On Thursday Ipsos Public Affairs launched the “Culture at Work: Communicating in the Global Workplace” study in Washington, DC, to an audience of policymakers and experts. The study of 367 large employers in nine countries was conducted in partnership with the British Council and Booz Allen Hamilton. The DC launch emphasized the data from Unites…

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Preparing Students for the Modern Workplace

According to a study released last week by The Chronicle, US employers are finding that job candidates are lacking basic workplace proficiencies, like adaptability, communication skills, and the ability to solve complex problems. This resonates strongly with a study published last week by Ipsos Public Affairs, the British Council, and Booz Allen Hamilton – “Culture at…

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Culture at Work: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

Global economic realities are driving constant change in the workplace, leading to significant shifts in employers’ needs and expectations. In addition to traditional qualifications, employers are now seeking candidates who have the skills to transcend national and cultural borders and interact effectively with individuals and organizations from countries and cultures that are not their own.…

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Are Americans Saving Enough for College? Ipsos Public Affairs/Sallie Mae How America Saves for College Report 2013

how-america-saves-for-college-2013 In 2011, America sent nearly 22 million people to college. With tuition prices on the rise many American families are getting a head start on saving for college. Are they doing enough though? In a report published today by Sallie Mae and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, we illustrate the current trends in how American families are preparing for their financial investment in higher education.

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Public opinion research giving a voice to global citizens

Using public opinion to give voice to citizens was the goal of this project by La Trope University, Australia.

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Building Reputation in Higher Education

In a paper published today by Ipsos Public Affairs explains how higher education institutions can utilize research to understand the higher education landscape, define their unique brand, profile potential students and build and communicate their reputation to key target audiences.

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Enhanced employability for those who study overseas

A recent Ipsos study found that most US employers are extremely favorable towards job candidates who have studied overseas, and that most consider degrees from the UK to be equal to or better than those earned in the US.

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