Graeme Cooke

Graeme Cooke

Director of Evidence and Policy

Graeme will lead the evidence, economics, and policy teams to achieve a deeper understanding of the causes and nature of poverty across the four nations of the UK and develop bold, creative, and credible policy solutions.

Graeme is currently Director of Inclusive Growth at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, where he has responsibility for regeneration, housing, planning, economic development, employment, energy, and environment. His previous roles have included Head of Strategy at the London Borough of Islington, Director of Research at the Institute for Public Policy Research and Expert Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Graeme will be based in JRF’s London office, but with a regular presence in York. He is expected to start with JRF on 21 June.

Contact details

Twitter: @GraemeCooke3