Blair is a public policy consultant who was the senior policy adviser to the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor at the Ministry of Justice until the end of 2016 and before that served as Principal Adviser on policing to the Mayor of London (2012-15). He acts as an adviser to VolteFace and as an independent expert adviser to the Centre for Justice Innovation and the Behavioural Insights Team.
Blair is the Research Director for the Justice and Security Project.
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Simon is a researcher and educator specialising in British politics, political economy, and democratic theory. He received a PhD from the Department of Political Economy at King's College London in 2015, and a MSc from the Department of Government at the London School of Economics in 2009. He has taken on educational and research roles within several university departments as well as the Constitution Unit and Hansard Society think tanks.
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Alex was Special Adviser to then Prime Minister (David Cameron) for two and a half years, focused on housing, planning, and local government. He also drafted the Conservative 2015 Manifesto on those areas. Prior to working in No.10, he led on housing and planning at the Policy Exchange think tank. He has also worked in the civil service Fast Stream and in the House of Commons.
Alex is the Research Director for the Planning Change project.
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Christopher joined The Project for Modern Democracy in January 2017. He read Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a Double-First in his MA and a Distinction in his subsequent M.Phil. From 2015-16 he was the Choate Fellow at Harvard University, where he was taught by the Rt Hon Ed Balls.
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Gregor joined The Project for Modern Democracy in July 2017 after working for the Parole Board, in journalism in Cambodia, and for a humanitarian relief organisation in North East Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh before undertaking graduate study in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. In 2015-2016 he was the Fox International Fellow at Yale University.
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