Katie Schmuecker

Katie Schmuecker

Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships

Contact details

Twitter: @KatieSchmuecker

Email: [email protected]


Katie is Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships 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.

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


Katie has previously been JRF's Head of Policy and Partnerships. 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.