Chris Goulden

Chris Goulden

Deputy Director Policy and Research

Chris Goulden is Deputy Director of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee.

He leads a team that designs, funds and manages social research projects about the causes and solutions of poverty in the UK. He is a former social researcher at the Home Office and Cabinet Office. Chris has also been a cancer researcher in the NHS, a member of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Policy Expert Group, and a member of the Social Research Association Board. Chris has an MSc in social research methods from South Bank University. 

His areas of expertise include: living wage, pay, tax, employment, universal credit, labour markets, and child poverty.

Contact details

Twitter: @chris_goulden

Email: [email protected]

Research Administrator: Rachael Umpleby

Tel: 01904 615946

Email: [email protected]