Anthony Painter leads the award-winning Action and Research Centre at the RSA and its work around the three change aims – creativity, learning and development; economy, enterprise and manufacturing; and public services and communities. His own work focuses on a range of policy issues including the impact of new technology on the economy and society; reform to welfare, work, learning and skills; and reform to public services and a range of public institutions. He previously directed the independent review of the Police Federation. He is author of three books, most recently Left without a Future? Social Justice in Anxious Times, and has written a number of high-impact policy and research reports such as ‘Creative Citizen, Creative State: the Principled and Pragmatic Case for a Universal Basic Income’, ‘The New Digital Learning Age’, ‘The Fear and Hope Report’ and ‘Democratic Stress, the Populist Signal, and the Extremist Threat’.