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Olivia Stevenson

Deputy Director of Public Policy, UCL

Olivia is Deputy Director of Public Policy at UCL and a cofounder of the Universities Policy Engagement Network. Formerly a Board Member for the Campaign for Social Science and a human geographer, Olivia has considerable research experience, in areas relating to missing people, suicide and family geographies.

Olivia has delivered a range of internationally recognised high impact research projects and related Knowledge Exchange/Knowledge Transfer activities and published over 30 single and co-authored peer-reviewed papers, reports and briefings, Olivia is an author of the UCL/Resolution Foundation’s Exploring Inequalities project report, Structurally Unsound.


  • –present
    Head of Public Policy, UCL


  • 2008 
    University of Leeds, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of Sheffield, Ma
  • 2003 
    Brunel University, BSc Hons


  • 2019
    Structurally Unsound: Exploring inequalities to better inform UK policy, UCL & Resolution Foundation Report,