Christian Turner is a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) at the University of Surrey. He is a former civil servant with experience of working on no-deal Brexit preparations and Rules of Origin and Tariffs. He has previously worked as a research analyst at the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) at Canterbury Christ Church University and as a policy advisor at the UK Chamber of Shipping. Christian holds a first-class honours
degree in International Relations with American Studies from Canterbury Christ Church, in addition to a distinction level LLM in International Law from the University of Kent.
His research interests including Foreign Policy Analysis, in particular within the realms of US Foreign Policy, EU Foreign Policy and British Foreign Policy; Public Policy Analysis; Soft Power, Sports Governance; Political Economy, Global Governance, in particular the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and finally, Brexit. He has written impact assessment reports on Covid-19 and Brexit, the latter within the subject areas of Health and Social Care, the Border (specifically, Freight and Customs) and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Christian has contributed to numerous Parliamentary inquiries, several of which have resulted in direct references in final reports. He has previously carried out independent research on the IMF and monetary sovereignty; in addition to the use of the Olympic Games as a tool of soft power.