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Dr Niall Sreenan is a Research Associate at the Policy Institute at King’s. He works across a variety of policy areas but is particularly focused on arts, culture, higher education. and research policy.

Current projects include an MRC-funded study of the benefits and burdens of peer review processes, an impact evaluation of the Burberry Inspire arts education programme in Leeds, and a project examining the value and impact of experimental arts-based research methods for migrant women in the UK with experience of gender-based violence.

Niall also leads the Policy Institute’s “Value of Evidence” theme which covers the institute’s projects on how research, expertise, and knowledge production can benefit all of society. He is also the College’s acting Operational Lead for its ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

Niall holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCL and uses his background in cultural and social theory, history, and philosophy to inform the qualitative research methods he employs in his current research projects. Prior to joining the Policy Institute, he taught medical humanities for UNC Chapel Hill’s Burch School in London, worked at King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies, providing communications support and PhD skills training and was a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s Centre for Modern Literature & Culture.