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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.
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.
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)