Focus areas
Vocational education; skills and training; apprenticeships; 'clean' skills

Senior Research Officer

David Longley joined the Social Policy and Research Centre in 2021.

David completed his PhD in history at Monash University in 2018. Before joining BSL, he worked in the university sector, his research focusing on the African diaspora in the 20th century and the intersection of ethnicity, culture and nationality.

His current work addresses vocational education reform, with a focus on equity of access and outcomes. This includes improving apprenticeships for young people experiencing disadvantage, and the implications of a transition to a green economy for skills and training.

Selected BSL publications

Longley, D 2023  Skilling for the green transition , presentation to the NCVER No Frills Conference, 21 July

Clarke, K & Longley, D 2022 Future-proofing the training system for enabling climate adaptation and mitigation: skills for the green transition , presentation to NYEB System Design Workshop, 17 August 

Clarke, K, Longley, D & Morey, M 2022  Strengthening the role of vocational training for young people , presentation to the AVETRA Conference, April

Clarke, K & Longley, D 2022  Unlocking the potential of Australian apprenticeships