WEBINAR: Tackling Structural Inequalities in the UK

Places are limited, please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session.

Join us for this webinar to hear from Dr Olivia Stevenson and Siobhan Morris from University College London, and Mathew Whittaker from Pro Bono Economics, about how we can better address the structural inequalities that still persist in the UK. Discussing UCL's recent report on structural inequalities in policy-making, you will hear how we can plug the gaps in our collective understanding to tackle these embedded inequalities in our society. The focus will be around five core themes: language, opportunity, understanding evidence, voice and place. We will also discuss how COVID-19 has further magnified the impacts of structural inequalities in the UK and what can be done to mitigate against this.

  • Dr Olivia Stevenson

    Head of UCL Public Policy and Co-founder

    Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN)

    Dr Olivia Stevenson leads UCL’s flagship initiative to support academic-policy engagement, is a co-founder of the Universities Policy Engagement Network and is one of the authors on the UCL-Resolution Foundation report ‘Structurally Unsound’. 

  • Matthew Whittaker

    Chief Executive Officer

    Pro Bono Economics

    Matt is chief executive at Pro Bono Economics, a charity that connects volunteer economists to other charities in order to help them run economic evaluations of their various programmes. He joined in November 2019, having spent the previous 11 years at the Resolution Foundation think tank. He had overall responsibility for the organisation’s research output, and was a leading expert in his own right on the subject of income inequality. He has worked across a number of areas related to UK living standards, with his extensive body of written work and regular media contributions covering the labour market, the tax and benefit system, housing, consumer debt, public finances, and the macroeconomy. He was co-chair of the 2019 ‘Exploring Inequalities’ project run by the Resolution Foundation and UCL, which took a multi-disciplinary approach to digging into the nature of – and intersections between – different types of structural inequality.

  • Siobhan Morris

    Coordinator

    UCL Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality

    Siobhan Morris is lead author of the UCL-Resolution Foundation report ‘Structurally Unsound’ and leads UCLs Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality, working with academics and external partners to facilitate research and collaborations. Siobhan has published widely on structural and relational inequalities. 

 

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