Jen was a Senior Researcher at Demos.
Jen worked in the Family and Society Programme developing Demos’s work on families, parenting, and child development. She has also worked on public service innovation projects at Demos, specifically exploring routes to personalisation in social and health care.
Her research interests include modern liberalism, behavioural economics, and gender. She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Warwick University and grew up in the United States.
This paper looks at how families could be better to encourage cultural engagement and creativity.
Character - empathy, application and self-regulation - counts. This report looks at the vital impact parents have on forming children's character in the pre-school years. It makes a case for greater focus on parental support during the early years and places character as the most important 'skill' a child can have.
This pamphlet explores the increasingly important role of parenting in policy and argues that economic and environmental circumstances can shape and influence parental approaches for better or worse.
This pamphlet is a toolkit comprised of a collection of ideas to increase youth participation in Britain’s mosques and Muslim communities.
This collection draws together emerging research from the social sciences about the formation and development of character to inform public policy.
Demos has embarked on a new research project exploring the influence of parenting in character development of children and the link between character, life chances, and well-being.More
Following on from our publication Building Character on parenting and early years, Demos is building the case for ‘character’ as the key to life chances.More
The Participative Public Services project will explore how to make participative, person-centred approaches to social care the norm over the next three to five years.More
A growing body of evidence shows that character is the most important factor in determining life chances. The Character Inquiry brings together research leaders and experts to explore how developing character skills can be encouraged in public and private life.More
The health of the economy has a profound effect on our lives. Too often, however, the economy is experienced as something that happens to us, rather than something we are part of. Few speak the language of the ‘dismal science’, and this impacts negatively on our democratic public life. Demos’ Economic Literacy project will probe this ‘democratic deficit’ in economic life.More
Jen Lexmond writes on gender and work in The Guardian.
Jen Lexmond writes on gender and the City in the Guardian
Jen Lexmond writes on marriage and politics in The Daily Telegraph
Jen Lexmond discusses 'tough love' parenting on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
The Observer's Anushka Asthana writes on Demos' Building Character report.
Results from Demos' Building Character report covered by BBC online.
The Independent on Sunday covers Demos' new report Building Character.
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30/07/09 Jen Lexmond writes on the importance of getting on your bike. ...
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4/06/09 Abuses of centralized power – most recently illustrated through the MP expenses...
In amongst the canapés, wine, and speeches at Demos’s 16th birthday party...
Liam Byrne brought out Labour’s new white paper on social mobility last week –...