Staff members and their interests Staff members and their interests

Internet related issues: privacy, surveillance, freedom of expression and other human rights.
 
Alexander Brown (PSI)  
Policy interests: free speech regulation; sport policy; human dignity in care; the welfare state; policies of social justice 
 
Employment policy, education, gender, equality, policy evaluation
 
Multi-agency organisational change in the public sector, organisational change associated with information and communication technologies, regional development processes and management in the cultural and creative industries.
 
Employment policy with respect to health and safety at work (Management Standards for Work-Related Stress), some interest in skills and innovation (BIS) as these relate to job design.
 
Arguments and debates about policy making and policy detail.  Asset based welfare
 
Effect of behavioural economics and online markets for competition and consumer policy
 
Interface economics and social policy, financial provision in old age.
 
Institutional design, and in particular the design of non-majoritarian institutions like regulators and broadcasters. Judicial behaviour, and in particular the patterns of dissent on new constitutional courts in Central and Eastern Europe.
 
Human rights law – in particular, projects with a focus on freedom of assembly or freedom of expression
 
Competition law, but in particular merger law and public enforcement. Regulation of the media and aspects of administrative law
 
Competition policy and regulation.
 
Toby James (PSI)
Public administration of elections - evaluating the effects of policy instruments such as performance management within elections using the public admin/management literature
 
Policy instruments, policy innovation and policy feedback, mostly related to environment and climate change
 
EU policy and institutions.  Competition policy, aviation policy and policy co-ordination
 
Digital human rights, Internet regulation, media law and corporate social responsibility
 
Higher Education policy and academic identities.  Impact of funding schemes on patterns of collaborative research.
 
Employment policy related to psychosocial risk management and competencies in innovation due to my interests in organisational change and interventions
 
Fathering after separation and divorce.  Child placement and protection
 
EC Law and French Law.
 
Disability policy, welfare reform and also has extensive practical experience in relation to international policy organisations
 
EU Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Federalism, EU External Relations Law, European Neighbourhood Policy, Conflict Resolution, South East Europe, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey
 
Public policy and public management.  Environment and sustainable development.  Politics of evidence.
 
Economic reform and regulation, Economics of energy, Consumer behaviour, The role of consumers in competition policy
 
Child protection, care proceedings, foster care and adoption, support for birth families