Lewis Clark

Lewis Clark BSc, MRes

Quantitative Researcher


Lewis Clark joined the Sheffield Institute of Education Research and Knowledge Exchange (SIRKE) team in May 2021. His role mainly involves working with quantitative data, but he is also experienced in qualitative and mixed-methods research. His research interests broadly focus on careers guidance and education.

Lewis is currently studying part-time for a PhD at the University of Derby which started in 2020. His thesis is exploring how careers professionals and teachers in secondary schools across England understand and prepare young people for the future of work.

Lewis previously worked as a research assistant in the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby for 4 years. During this time, he worked on numerous high-profile projects including the national evaluation of the Gatsby Benchmarks and worked with a variety of funders including Johnson & Johnson, Erasmus and The Careers and Enterprise Company.

Lewis is currently involved in SIRKE projects for the Education Endowment Fund and Barnardo’s leading on survey design, data management and analysis.

Work Experience
• Quantitative Researcher: SIRKE, Sheffield Hallam University, May 2021 – present
• Research Assistant: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, September 2017 – May 2021

• PhD: Institute of Education, University of Derby, 2020 – present
• MRes: Psychology (distinction), University of Northumbria, 2016 – 2017
• BSc (Hons): Psychology (first class honours), University of Northumbria, 2013 - 2016



Lewis supports undergraduate and postgraduate students through the SIRKE research clinics.



Commercial Research:

Hanson, J., Vigurs, K., Moore, N., Everitt, J., & Clark, L. (2019). Gatsby careers benchmark north east implementation pilot: Interim evaluation (2015-2017).

Harrison, N., Vigurs, K., Crockford, J., Colin, M., Squire, R., & Clark, L. (2018). Understanding the evaluation of access and participation outreach interventions for under 16 year olds.

Everitt, J., Neary, S., Delgardo Fuentes, M. A., & Clark, L. (2018). Personal guidance: What works?.

Clark, L., & Parry, C. (2019). An evaluation of the INSPiRED teenager framework. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 43(1), 41-47.

Hanson, J., & Clark, L. (2019). Future Frontiers: The impact of career coaching on career readiness and indicators of successful transitions in Year 11 pupils.

Burke, C., Neary, S., Hanson, J., Parker, G., Everitt, J., & Clark, L. (2019). Supporting service children in school: An organisational improvement framework.

Košťálová, H., Cudlínová, M., Blake, H., Clark, L., Dimsits, M., Kavková, E., ... & Ceinos Sanz, C. (2021). A Practitioner's Guide to Uncharted Waters of Career Counselling, a Critical Reflection Perspective.

Clark, L., & Moore, N. (2021). Understanding parents’ contribution to young people’s career decision-making.

Moore, N., Neary, S., Clark, L., & Blake, H. (2021). Crucial impacts on career choices: Research to understand the influences on young people’s choices in primary and secondary schools.

Hanson, J., Moore, N., Neary, S., & Clark, L. (2021). An evaluation of the North East of England pilot of the Gatsby Benchmarks of good career guidance.

Hanson, J., & Clark, L. (2019). Future Frontiers: The impact of career coaching on career readiness and indicators of successful transitions in Year 11 pupils.

Hanson, J., & Clark, L. (2019). An evaluation of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire collaborative outreach programme.

Moore, N., Vigurs, K., Everitt, J., & Clark, L. (2017). Progression for success: Evaluating North Yorkshire’s innovative careers guidance project.


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