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Research interests

I research in two broad areas: politics and contemporary history in the UK; and public policy, particularly social  policy. I have overall responsiblity for the research projects at the Institute for Policy Research and lead on research into Universal Basic Income and the political economy of welfare state reform. I am also currently working in a consortium researching urban development and public health. I teach on the MSc in Public Policy at the University of Bath and supervise or co-supervise a number of doctoral students, including students enrolled on the IPR Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Trustee, Foundations - What Works for Children and Families

1 Apr 2023 → …

Advisory Board, Higher Education Policy Institute

17 Sept 2021 → …

Subject Editor, Royal Society Open Science , The Royal Society

1 Jan 2021 → …

Chair of Trustees, Early Intervention Foundation

1 Apr 20201 Dec 2022

Chair of Trustees, Tavistock Relationships

1 Sept 2014 → …


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