Institute for Policy Research central team
We carry out public policy research, deliver programmes for policymakers, practitioners, researchers and postgraduates, and run high-profile public events.
We aim to further the public good through research into issues of significant relevance to policy debate and decision-making, build links with the worlds of policy and practice, and increase public understanding of policy research through our public events and publications.
We deliver activities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners to enable dual learning and original contributions to both research and practice.
- Professor Nick Pearce, IPR Director
- Professor Peter Allen, IPR Sabbatical
- Dr Geoff Bates, Lecturer/ Research Fellow
- Dr Joe Chrisp, Research Associate
- Dr Joanna Clifton-Sprigg, Understanding Society Research Fellow
- Professor James Copestake, Director of Studies for Professional Doctorate
- Professor Matt Dickson, Professor of Economic and Social Policy
- Andy Dunne, Policy Engagement Manager
- Seren Essex, PhD Candidate
- Dr Aida Garcia-Lazaro, Research Associate
- Dr Rita Griffiths, Research Fellow
- Dr Charlie Larkin, Director of Research
- Dr Kath Lee, ESRC Post Doc Research Fellow
- Levana Magnus, PhD Candidate
- Professor Jane Millar, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy
- Dr Alice Morrey, Research Assistant
- Amy O'Beirne, Events, Publications and Communications Officer
- Dr Eric Qiao, Research Associate
- Dr Andrea Serna Castaño, Research Associate
- Laura Smyth, Research Assistant
- Amy Thompson, Head of Policy Programmes and Communications
- Claudia Torres Cervantes, IPR Co-ordinator
- Dr Marsha Wood, Research Associate
- Thea Wright, Policy Engagement Intern
We supervise full time doctoral students, as well as joint supervision with the Department of Chemistry, the DBA in Higher Education Management and through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI) and the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS).
Current PhD candidates that are (co-)supervised by IPR researchers include:
Learn more about our Advisory Board.
Professional Doctorate students
Learn more about our students studying for the Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice (DPRP).