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Welcome to Professor Colin Talbot, University of Manchester

last modified Jul 26, 2017 01:06 PM

We are pleased to welcome Professor Colin Talbot to Cambridge. Professor Talbot will be based at the Centre for Business Research and will also work with the Public Policy SRI. Colin’s main research areas over the past 3 decades have been around civil service systems and structures, public spending policy and processes and how performance can be measured and evaluated in public services and Government. His recent work has focused mainly on the relationship between academic research and expertise and policymakers which he has been researching through surveys of policymakers, experimental online Policy Labs and other methods. Professor Talbot also founded, 5 years ago, the highly successful Policy@Manchester initiative which brought together roughly 500 academics across the University of Manchester.

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