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Jennifer Rubin

Jennifer Rubin is the Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the largest funder of social science in the UK.

Better understanding, measuring and driving improvements in productivity is a current priority for the Council. Jennifer is also Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London where she was the Director of the Policy Institute at King’s.

She has spent nearly 30 years building and leading research programmes and Institutes inside and outside academia to address a range of societal challenges spanning justice and home affairs, cross-cutting public health and new funding models for public services. In this capacity she has led research and been an advisor on several reviews, including on serious and organised crime for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

She was formerly Executive Vice President of RAND Europe. Jennifer is currently the UK representative on NATO’s task force on ethnic intolerance in the military and is the Executive lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for UKRI.

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