William was a Researcher at Demos. He currently works as a researcher for the GLA.
William is a Researcher at Demos and co-author of a number of publications including Wealth of Opportunity, a pamphlet on economic inequality and Class of 2010, a report into the attitudes and aspirations of the year’s graduates.
William is currently working on the Commission on Assisted Dying and developing Demos’ work on environmental policy. William has an MSc with distinction in Urban Studies from UCL and a degree in Geography from the University of Cambridge. His research interests cover all aspects of contemporary and historical urbanism and environmentalism.
A concern with inequality lies deep in liberal DNA. More than a century and a half ago, John Stuart Mill argued for a cap on inheritance so that wealth might be more fairly distributed in society. His views jarred with Victorian attitudes, but this pamphlet argues for a renewed liberal equality agenda, based on evidence of the divisive impact of inequality on society and recent findings of the central role that financial security and access to resource plays in life chances and child development.
This pamphlet examines the way we measure poverty and considers how these measures could be improved.
This pamphlet investigates the link between physical illness and suicide, using the largest ever data-set of its kind.
This report evaluates two CESP schemes, finding that they can offer wider community benefits in addition to successfully tackling fuel poverty.
Demos is launching a new project on the role of public services in tackling climate change. The research will look at the crucial role the public sector can play in driving the move to a low carbon economy, while at the same time reducing the public sector’s estimated £4 billion annual energy bill.More