Peter is a Social Researcher at the Department for Work and Pensions. He was previously seconded to Centre for London, from the think tank Demos, where he worked across its social policy and international teams. Before this, Peter worked as a consultant, specialising in measurement and evaluation, for New Philanthropy Capital, a think tank and consultancy for charities and funders. Peter holds an MSc in Comparative Social Policy, and a BA in Geography, both from the University of Oxford.
Ben is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, and public services. He is founder and Director of Centre for London. Prior to founding Centre for London in 2011, Ben was an Associate Director of IPPR from 2003 – 2007 and has subsequently led strategy teams in Haringey Council, MHCLG and The Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
Erica is a Research Assistant at Centre for London. Prior to joining the Centre, Erica volunteered at Cardboard Citizens. Erica holds a BA (Hons) in Arts and Culture from Maastricht University, and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of
Economics. Her research interests include housing, urban transport planning and the voluntary sector.
Tom was a Researcher at Centre for London. His research interests include housing and development, urban transport planning and social exclusion in a city context. Tom holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, both from the University of Oxford.