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Research interests

Kirstie is a Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, King’s College London. She works across a wide range of social policy areas, with interests in inequalities, social division and equality of opportunity, and the role of values, emotion, identity and trust in policy making and public attitudes.

She is a Co-Investigator for the ESRC-funded World Values Survey in Great Britain, which explores values polarisation in Britain and its implications for policymaking, is a contributor to the Deaton Review on inequalities in the twenty-first century and the H2020 PERITIA project, which studies the affective dimensions of trust in expertise. She has published on a broad range of topics including polarisationattitudes to immigrationresearch impact and freedom of expression, and has led evidence reviews and qualitative research for clients including Arts Council England and the Burberry Foundation on cultural programmes that aim to address equality of opportunity.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Broadcasting, Doctor of Music, Heinrich Schenker and the Radio, University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 Mar 2015

Media, Master of Arts, Soundtrack Production: Composing for the Screen, Bournemouth University

Award Date: 1 Oct 2009

Music, Bachelor of Music, Music, University of Surrey

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008


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