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29 July 2021

Suzanne Hall appointed Director of Engagement at Policy Institute

Suzanne joins from Ipsos MORI and has 20 years of public policy research experience

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The Policy Institute at King’s College London is delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Hall as its Director of Engagement.

In the newly created role, Suzanne will be responsible for embedding qualitative and deliberative methods in the work of the institute and King’s more broadly.

Alongside this, she will collaborate with the team but also the wider sector, convening skilled practitioners and external experts to develop new, innovative approaches to involving citizens in policymaking, to advocate for the testing of these approaches and to promote high standards. 

Suzanne Hall
Suzanne Hall

Suzanne is a highly skilled qualitative researcher with 20 years of public policy research experience. She led the qualitative research team at Ipsos MORI, an independent research agency, from 2013, and in that role was responsible for skills development, growing the business and embedding new and innovative approaches to solving policy problems with a focus on deliberative, participatory, ethnographic and digital methodologies.

Suzanne has worked for both national and international clients across a range of policy areas including trust in government and polarisation, the value of evidence, work and welfare, ageing and inequality.

I am thrilled to be joining the Policy Institute at King’s, and to be working with such a talented team. At Ipsos MORI I have been committed to developing high-quality qualitative and deliberative methods. I am looking forward to building on this, ensuring that people’s lived experience is incorporated into effective policymaking and that our work has impact. With interest in deliberation growing worldwide, I cannot wait to begin this exciting and challenging role.

Suzanne Hall, Director of Engagement at the Policy Institute, King’s College London

We are delighted to have Suzanne taking on this new role at the Policy Institute. She brings tremendous experience and skills, and will be a huge asset to the team. Suzanne will be vital in ensuring we make the most of a wide range of new and innovative research methods. More generally, Suzanne’s appointment is central to our plan to work with key academics and practitioners on the development and testing of deliberative approaches to democratic engagement.

Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of the Policy Institute, King’s College London

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