I’m interested and involved in a range of policy-oriented research and work both within the UK and Europe more broadly. Primarily, I am currently working with the Open Society European Policy Institute as a research consultant on a project called Continental Renewal. We are conducting a representative survey in six European countries and interviewing elites in those same countries to understand the changing attitudes towards a liberal society (this part is called the Situation Room). Another strand of the project engages leaders in a range of European and international organisations with grass-roots activism across Europe to develop a new prospect of reforming European institutions. Finally, we are also researching citizens’ rights during and after Brexit, which includes an outreach project bringing UK MPs to Brussels.
I have previously worked at the Institute for Government on a range of topics, such as devolution of skills policy and the management of Whitehall, and more recently worked on devolution and English identity.
Examples of this work are:
Becoming Secretary of State, Institute for Government
English Identity and the Governance of England, British Academy
Whitehall Monitor 2015: The Coalition in 163 Charts, Institute for Government