Duncan O’Leary

Research Director

Please note: Duncan is currently on a 12-month secondment to the Ministry of Justice as a Policy Fellow. 

Duncan is Research Director at Demos. He is responsible for the management of the organisation’s research programme, and, together with the Chief Executive, oversees Demos’ strategic direction and fundraising.

Duncan is a former advisor to David Lammy MP, for whom he helped draft and edit Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots. He worked for Demos previously, from 2005 to 2008, before taking a role in the Strategic Policy Team at the Home Office. Duncan has written widely, including for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and Prospect.