Katie Schmuecker

Katie Schmuecker

Head of Policy

Katie works on projects about income and benefits, work, cities, towns and neighbourhoods, and society.

Katie is Head of Policy at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), where she supports the application of JRF’s evidence base to public policy. She is one of the authors of JRF’s ‘We Can Solve Poverty’ report, which was described as a landmark report by BBC Home Affairs Editor Mark Easton. She is a regular commentator in the media, through blogs, articles and broadcast appearances.

Prior to joining JRF Katie was Associate Director at the Institute for Public Policy Research North (IPPR North) where she carried out research and authored reports on regional economic development, neighbourhood renewal and UK devolution. She has also worked for the Campaign for the English Regions, the Yes campaign for an elected North East Regional Assembly and for an MP.

Her areas of expertise include: personal finance, living wage, Minimum Income Standards, unemployment, universal credit, devolution, economic development and local growth.

Contact details

Twitter: @KatieSchmuecker

Email: katie.schmuecker@jrf.org.uk

Research Administrator: Rachael Umpleby

Tel: 01904 615946

Email: rachael.umpleby@jrf.org.uk