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Charlie leads Policy Network’s work on the future of the left. Prior to joining Policy Network, he authored numerous reports on social and economic policy, as well as various analyses of public opinion on voting behaviour. Charlie holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Public Policy from University College London. He has written leaders for the Times, and has also been published in the Spectator, New Statesman, City AM and the Evening Standard.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Samuel Sigere is a project manager who assists Policy Network’s work on European public policy. He is currently studying a PhD in History at University College London. His research focuses on ancient political systems and ideology. He is a graduate of King’s College London and of McGill University in Canada. He has worked in the past for the UK Liberal Democrats on national and local campaigns.
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 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 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)