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Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute, King's College London

Bobby is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute.

Prior to joining King's in 2018, Bobby was Managing Director of Public Affairs for Ipsos MORI, which is a team of around 250 researchers in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Brussels, and Global Director of the Ipsos Social Research Institute, across around 30 countries.

He has worked across most public policy areas in his career of 25 years in policy research and evaluation, and has been seconded to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the LSE.

Bobby also sits on several advisory boards for think tanks and universities, as well as Chairing the CLOSER Advisory Board, the Campaign for Social Science, and as a trustee of British Future and the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education. His book, The Perils of Perception – why we’re wrong about nearly everything, was published by Atlantic books in several countries, drawing on a set of global studies on how people misperceive key social realities.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, King's College London


  • 1994 
    University of Cambridge, Social and Political science