Policy research

Jane Cooper works as a policy analyst specializing in human resource development issues in Canada and internationally. She has twenty-five years experience in research and management of a variety of educational development initiatives, working with diverse teams towards jointly negotiated goals and objectives. Ms. Cooper has developed particular expertise in cross-cultural analysis of management and development issues, with a focus on organizational development and capacity building based on practical experience in Canada, Central Asia, South Asia and Africa.

In 2008 Ms. Cooper added a M.Sc. in Human Resource Management and Development from the University of Manchester to the M.Sc. in Arid Lands Studies she earned at Texas Tech University in 1983. She received her B.A. Hons. in Political Science, from McGill University in 1981.

Over the past ten years, Ms. Cooper has consistently produced detailed and comprehensive literature reviews which are researched to an academic standard, but presented in clear language aimed at the target audience. Based on her understanding of cultural difference and her ten years international work experience she has developed superior interview skills, while her strengths in analysis and synthesis have resulted in accurately summarized data organized into concise reports.

Ms. Cooper is currently a Research Associate with The Conference Board of Canada.