Andrew Dean

Dr Andrew Dean

Dr Andrew Dean

Senior Impact and Partnership Development Manager (Marchmont Observatory)


Andrew provides project management, analytical bid-writing and research expertise to the University of Exeter’s Regional Impact Team.

He is based within the Marchmont Observatory which seeks to improve evidence-based practice and policy in the fields of employment, skills and economy. He works with a variety of local, regional, national and international clients, including Local Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Trades Unions, OECD and European Projects/Programmes (Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+).


Dr Andrew Dean is a British researcher and writer on the topics of employment, skills and the labour market. He works at the University of Exeter’s Marchmont Observatory, a research centre dedicated to supporting real-world interventions in local and regional labour markets.

His main interests include labour market and employment policies, vocational education and training, regional and local labour market monitoring, the role of social partners in employment and skills policy, European Union employment programmes, and linking policy with practice.

His extensive work in comparative research on labour market and/or employment policy analysis includes:

  • Authoring Green Skills and Apprenticeships reports for the OECD (LEED Programme) (2017)
  • Working with the TUC to attract £1.3 million funding for new suite of online training materials from the UFI Charitable Trust
  • Leading the VET-EDS Erasmus+ KA2 Project (2014 – 2016)
  • Leading the European Union funded project to support the establishment of the EU Skills Panorama

In addition to this work, he has written articles/reports such as the 2013 Handbook on Local Approaches to Tackling Long Term Unemployment for the OECD LEED Programme. He is Vice President of the Scientific Committees for the European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring and a member of the Scientific Committee for Service Intelligence (a publication coordinated by the University of Milano Bicocca).

Contact details

Telephone 01392 724925
Building Innovation Centre 

Innovation, Impact and Business
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

Days worked Monday - Friday