The Department of Social Policy and Intervention is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Aaron Reeves as our new Associate Professor of Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation. Dr Reeves starts at Barnett House today. He will be working on a part-time basis for the first year while he completes a project at the London School of Economics.
Aaron is a sociologist with interests in public health, culture, and political economy. His research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of social and economic inequality across countries.
Since 2016 Aaron has been an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in Poverty and Inequality at LSE's International Inequalities Institute. Prior to that he was Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Oxford, where he was also a research fellow at Nuffield College. He has also worked briefly at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD in Applied Social & Economic Research with the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex in 2013.
Professor Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Head of Department, says: “We are delighted to have Aaron Reeves join our faculty. His research on understanding how anti-poverty policies and social interventions affect poverty and health inequalities is of immense scientific and societal importance. His methodological and substantive expertise will further strengthen the policy evaluation path in our interdisciplinary Master's in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, as well as the doctoral programmes in the Department.”