STAFF AND RESEARCH FELLOWS
Charlie Cadywould

Senior Researcher

Charlie Cadywould is a senior researcher at Policy Network, leading its progressive futures programme. He is the author of Don’t Forget the Middle and The Broad Church on the short...
Charlie Cadywould
Charlie Cadywould
Senior Researcher

Charlie Cadywould is a senior researcher at Policy Network, leading its progressive futures programme. He is the author of Don’t Forget the Middle and The Broad Church on the short and long-term challenges for the British centre left, and The Future of Farming on agricultural policy after Brexit. Prior to joining, he was a researcher at Demos, authoring numerous publications in social and economic policy. He holds a BA in social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in public policy from University College London.

Josh Newlove

Project Manager

Josh is project manager for events and research. He holds a BSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, and was a Labour councillor in the East Riding of Yorkshire between 2011 and 2015....
Josh Newlove
Josh Newlove
Project Manager

Josh is project manager for events and research. He holds a BSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, and was a Labour councillor in the East Riding of Yorkshire between 2011 and 2015. He has previous experience in public affairs, as well as working for centrist Labour group Progress.

Alex Porter

Communications and Editorial Manager

Alex manages Policy Network’s communications and editorial output, including stateoftheleft.org – Policy Network’s one-stop shop for analysis and comme...

Alex Porter
Alex Porter
Communications and Editorial Manager

Alex manages Policy Network’s communications and editorial output, including stateoftheleft.org – Policy Network’s one-stop shop for analysis and comment on progressive politics around the world. Alex holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and has previous experience working for the UK Labour party as both a campaign field organiser and a parliamentary researcher, and for leading global broadcaster CNN.

Florian Ranft

Senior Policy Researcher and Adviser

Florian leads Policy Network’s work on European public policy, with a focus on structural change, political economy and social justice. He holds a diploma and PhD in politics from the University of ...
Florian Ranft
Florian Ranft
Senior Policy Researcher and Adviser

Florian leads Policy Network’s work on European public policy, with a focus on structural change, political economy and social justice. He holds a diploma and PhD in politics from the University of Potsdam and the University of Greifswald respectively. Previously, he has lectured and researched in international politics at a number of top-tier universities, research institutes and international organisations in Europe, America and Africa. Florian comments on German and UK politics and has been the chief organiser for a German version of Question Time.

Katherine Roberts

Head of Finance and Operations

Katherine manages Policy Network’s operations. She holds an MSc from the School of Public Policy, University College London and a BA in International Political Economy from the University of Califor...
Katherine Roberts
Katherine Roberts
Head of Finance and Operations

Katherine manages Policy Network’s operations. She holds an MSc from the School of Public Policy, University College London and a BA in International Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley. She has also recently completed an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Daniel Sage

Research Associate

Daniel is a research associate on the Policy Network and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) project on the Social State of Europe. He is also a doctoral researcher at the University of...
Daniel Sage
Daniel Sage
Research Associate

Daniel is a research associate on the Policy Network and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) project on the Social State of Europe. He is also a doctoral researcher at the University of Stirling. His main research interests are in unemployment, wellbeing, labour market policies, social attitudes to the welfare state and the politics of welfare reform. His research has been published in a range of academic journals, including the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy and the Journal of Happiness Studies. Daniel holds an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and a BA in History from University College London.

Martin Adler

Research Fellow

Martin Adler
Martin Adler
Research Fellow
Claudia Chwalisz

Research Fellow

Claudia Chwalisz
Claudia Chwalisz
Research Fellow
Steven Fielding

Research Fellow

Steven Fielding
Steven Fielding
Research Fellow
Renaud Thillaye

Research Fellow

Renaud is a research associate, after working at Policy Network from 2012 to 2016, first as a researcher then as deputy director. He was principal researcher for Policy Network’s contribution to the...
Renaud Thillaye
Renaud Thillaye
Research Fellow

Renaud is a research associate, after working at Policy Network from 2012 to 2016, first as a researcher then as deputy director. He was principal researcher for Policy Network’s contribution to the EU research consortium (FP&) WWWfor Europe. An expert in EU affairs, Renaud has written extensively on EU institutional questions, the eurozone’s socioeconomic governance and the future of the EU budget. He is currently Manager at Flint Global consultancy and comments regularly on French, British and EU politics in the media. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics’ European Institute and Sciences Po in Paris.

Matthew Laza

Director

Matthew is an experienced broadcast journalist who spent more than a dozen years as a leading BBC current affairs programme maker before becoming a senior adviser to the UK leader of the opposition in...
Matthew Laza
Matthew Laza
Director

Matthew is an experienced broadcast journalist who spent more than a dozen years as a leading BBC current affairs programme maker before becoming a senior adviser to the UK leader of the opposition in the run up to the 2015 election. Before entering television, he led the main Labour party pro-European organisation, campaigning for Britain’s leading role in Europe.

Patrick Diamond

Co-chair and Research Director

Patrick is lecturer in public policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and a visiting fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxfo...
Patrick Diamond
Patrick Diamond
Co-chair and Research Director

Patrick is lecturer in public policy at Queen Mary, University of London, Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and a visiting fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford. Patrick spent ten years as a special adviser in various roles at the heart of British government, including as head of policy planning in 10 Downing Street and senior policy adviser to the prime minister. He also served in the cabinet office, the Northern Ireland office, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), where he served as group director of strategy. His recent publications include Endgame for the Centre Left? The Retreat of Social Democracy Across Europe (2016), Can Labour Win? The Hard Road to Power (with Giles Radice, 2015), The Predistribution Agenda: Tackling Inequality and Supporting Sustainable Growth (with Claudia Chwalisz, 2015), Governing Britain: Power, Politics and the Prime Minister (2013), Progressive Politics After the Crash (with Olaf Cramme and Michael McTernan, 2012), After the Third Way (with Olaf Cramme, 2012), Beyond New Labour (with Roger Liddle, 2009), Social Justice in the Global Age (with Olaf Cramme, 2009) and Global Europe, Social Europe (with Anthony Giddens and Roger Liddle, 2006)