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Peter Taylor-Gooby

Director, ESRC Risk Network, University of Kent


Peter Taylor-Gooby is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent and Chair of the British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy Programme. He also chairs the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework Social Work and Social Policy and Administration Panel. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, participated in the Prime Minister’s No 10 ‘progressive consensus’ Round Table and Advised the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, from 2009-10, and was President of the Sociology and Social Policy section of the BAAS, from 2005 to 200-6. He is a Founding Academician at ALSiSS, a Fellow of the RSA, co-director of the Risk Research Centre at Beijing Normal University, 2008 onwards, State-appointed Visiting Foreign Expert to China 2008-11, Distinguished Visitor, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Central Policy Unit Special Advisor, 2008-9 and chaired the Social Policy and Social Work Research Assessment Exercise Panel, 2005-8.