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by Lisa McKenzie  |  2nd April 2019

Its been five years since my book was published, I can tell you it is such an exciting moment when you open that box from Policy Press with brand new gleaming covers of books with your name on it arrived.…Read more

by Henry Palmer  |  4th March 2019

I graduated two years ago in Philosophy and Film studies. Whilst the destined occupation for such a degree is philosopher-cum-filmmaker, becoming an entrepreneurial Uber driver seemed the next best step.…Read more

I am a Deliveroo worker and organiser of couriers in the gig economy. This blog outlines what work in the sector currently looks like and the possibilities of what it could look like. …Read more

by Sé Oba-Smith  |  2nd February 2019

Gregory Fredrick Watson was my cousin. We became like brothers when I turned 16. Facing depression myself, I found Greg intelligent, having dealt with many issues himself growing up. Unfortunately, he committed suicide last winter, aged 26.…Read more

by Corrine Jones  |  2nd January 2019

I lived in Grenfell Tower on the 17th floor. It was my first permanent property in 10 years. Everything was temporary before that. I never felt comfortable sleeping in my room. I never thought of a fire, but the silver cladding on the building just reminded me of the Twin Towers. In the night, I used to wake up sometimes just thinking something would happen, and have that panic inside of me.…Read more

by Peter Beresford  |  22nd November 2018

Peter Beresford discusses developing inclusive action and conversation, globally, about participatory public policy.…Read more

Stephen Crossley discusses the National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015 to 2020 interim findings, 'dirty data', his approach and methodology and the purpose of academic research.…Read more

by Aksel Ersoy  |  24th May 2018

Aksel Ersoy, editor of The Impact of Co-production, discusses the debate around the ways public engagement can go beyond a simple consultation and how it can be ‘relevant’ in academia.…Read more

by Andrew Ryder and Marius Taba  |  12th April 2018

Andrew Ryder and Marius Taba introduce how the themed section of the latest Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, exploring ideas around Roma communities in times of austerity and change.…Read more

In the light of #MeToo and similar campaigns, myths about sexual violence and domestic abuse must be explored. Rachel Fenton looks at why these myths are held and how they shape our perceptions of sexual violence.…Read more