Nick Pearce is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Policy Research. He has extensive experience in policy research and government policymaking. He is an author and regular commentator on public policy in print media and writes on a wide range of issues, from contemporary British politics, public service and welfare state reform, to the changing nature of political leadership. He was formerly director of the Institute for Public Policy Research, where he led a team of staff producing public policy research in the key areas of public services, economic reform, the welfare state, migration, energy and environment, and politics and power. He co-edited the journal of ideas Juncture. He was also head of the 10 Downing Street policy unit between 2008 and 2010, with responsibility for the formulation of policy advice to the Prime Minister. He led and managed the work of the Prime Minister’s 13 policy advisors, coordinating policy development and liaising with external stakeholders.
Events featuring this speaker
Andrew Moore and Nick Pearce discuss the current horizon for artificial intelligence, robotics and Big Data and the implications of technological change.
Research programmes have created a major evidence base and policy proposals about cities to 2050. What happens to this research? What might be done to improve the research/ policy-making process?