Policy & Impact Lead
Joscelyn Miller is the Policy & Impact Lead at the University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) Policy Evidence Unit. The Unit supports governments, funding agencies and universities in delivering a step-change in the contributions universities make to innovation and economic prosperity – nationally and locally – through their commercialisation and other innovation-focused activities and partnerships. Specifically, the Unit’s activities focus on improving the evidence base, datasets and metrics available to develop more effective approaches to supporting and enabling university-driven commercialisation and innovation activities. Projects draw on the latest insights from both academia and practice, as well as learning from experiences in the UK and internationally.
In her role as Policy & Impact Lead, Joscelyn will contribute to the ongoing projects of UCI, including the development of a national centre for knowledge exchange metrics and evidence, alongside Research England. She will also support the UCI Director on the strategic and operational delivery of the Unit.
By training, Joscelyn is an economist, having previously studied for her BA degree in Economics at Cambridge. Before joining UCI, Joscelyn has worked in both government (at the former BEIS, now Department for Science, Technology and Innovation) and private sector. Her most recent position as a Senior Consultant at London Economics, a boutique economic and policy consultancy, involved managing large-scale policy evaluations, economic impact assessments and policy appraisals, specialising in the Higher Education sector. For example, Joscelyn led the economic impact assessment of the University of Cambridge in 2023, which quantified the University’s contribution to the UK economy through its research and knowledge exchange activities; teaching; operational and capital spending; and, hosting of international students and tourists. Her skills cover both qualitative and quantitative research, including data wrangling and cleaning, statistical and econometric modelling, survey design and analysis, as well as stakeholder engagement and literature reviews, all applied to policy contexts.