Dr Jack Newman joined TRUUD as a senior research fellow in January 2024, focusing on health inequalities in government decision-making. Over the past decade, Jack’s research has considered how the UK’s policymaking capacity and its policy priorities are affected by the structure of its political institutions and by the prevailing assumptions within them. In recent years, in roles at the Universities of Manchester, Cambridge, and Surrey, this has entailed research linking spatial inequality, English devolution, and the UK constitution. Previously, in doctoral research at the University of Leeds, it entailed analysis of Conservative social policy. Across these roles, Jack has worked closely with think tanks and policymakers to link academic debates to current policy issues, including through partnerships with Demos and the Institute for Government. His research has been published in academic papers, policy reports, blog posts, written evidence to parliament, and the national press.