Mr Raj Patel Impact Fellow, Understanding Society, University of Essex
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Policy, impact and research interests
Raj is a strong proponent for strengthening the research and policy interface to improve decision making, fuel innovation and support social change. His work focuses on the use of different forms of data to understand societal challenges; building productive partnerships and networks; generating impact; and business development. Substantive areas of expertise include: growth and regional development; entrepreneurship and innovation; labour markets and skills; and regeneration. Having worked 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 development, strategic management, public relations and running campaigns.