William Solesbury, BA, MCD, AcSS

Communication with policy makers and practitioners
Freitag, 23. Juli, 9:00-17:40 Uhr

Principal, William Solesbury & Associates, Research Management Consultancy
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Evidence and Policy, Kings College, London
Associate Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Academician, Academy of Social Sciences

Past experience
1995-97 Visiting Professor, Department of Town Planning, University of Newcastle
1990-95 Deputy Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council
1989-90 Visiting Research Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
1974-89 Department of the Environment, London various posts in policy
development, programme delivery, and research management
1973 Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley , United States
1967-72 Town planner, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, London
1966-67 Town planner, City of Munich, Germany
1963-1966 Town planner, London County Council / London Borough of Camden

Research on

  • the adoption in policy of sustainable livelihoods concepts (commissioned by DfID)
  • the practice of research reviewing (with Annette Boaz and Fay Sullivan)
  • the experience of outsiders working in Whitehall (with Ruth Levitt, funded by the Nuffield Foundation)
  • the potential for strategic thought and action in UK politics (with Annette Boaz, commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation)
  • the contribution of the humanities and social sciences to public policy (commissioned by the British Academy)
  • the use of evidence in the audit, scrutiny and inspection of government (currently, with Sandra Nutley, Steve Martin and Ruth Levitt, funded by the Nuffield Foundation).