Mr Raj Patel Impact Fellow, Understanding Society, University of Essex
- 01206 873831
- 2N2.5A.15 (level 5A)
Policy, impact and research interests
Raj is a strong proponent for strenthening the research and policy innovation interface to improve decision making and outcomes. His work focuses on the use of data to examine key societal challenges; knowledge exchange; building productive partnerships; and championing evidence informed public policy. Substantive areas of expertise include: growth and regional development; entrepreneurship and innovation; skills and labour market programmes; and social enterprise/community development. Having operated in government, academia, business and charities at a senior level, he is particularly interested in ideas around how to better join up economic and social policies. Raj brings extensive experience in policy research; running public campaigns and organisational strategy.
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