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

Research Officer

David Longley joined the Youth Opportunities team of 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 as part of the National Youth Employment Body. This includes improving apprenticeship outcomes for disadvantaged young people, and the implications of a transition to a green economy for skills and training.

Selected BSL publications

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