Katherine Trebeck

Global Research Policy Adviser

Katherine Trebeck

Katherine is global research policy adviser in Oxfam's research team where she is exploring an economy that delivers social justice, good lives, vibrant communities and which protects the planet. In doing so she is particularly interested in steps towards a 'new economic paradigm' - and how countries such as the UK, Brazil, South Africa and India might move towards this.

Before this role Katherine was Policy and Advocacy Manager for Oxfam's UK Programme, and prior to this she led research and policy for Oxfam's Scotland office. Here, she developed Oxfam's Humankind Index, a measure of Scotland's real prosperity developed through wide ranging community consultation (see her Tedx talk outlining the need for the Humankind Index). She also managed Oxfam's Whose Economy? project which asked why, despite decades of economic growth, Scotland's poverty has not been addressed and inequalities have deepened.

From 2005 to 2008 Katherine was a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Her work there included analysis of community development, corporate social responsibility and social housing.

Katherine has a PhD in political science from the Australian National University (her thesis considered techniques utilised by Aboriginal communities to compel mining companies to recognise and respond to community demands). She is an Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland, a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and was part of the GIZ Global Leadership Academy's New Economic Paradigm project. She sits on the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations' Policy Committee, the Board of Energy Action Scotland and the Board of Ethical Scotland.

Twitter: @ktrebeck

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To inspire or not to

TED and TEDx talks are often inspiring - they're frequently about individual stories where people have overcome the odds or are creating something amazing. ...

Pic - Andrew Cowan / Scottish Parliament

MSPs show their Humankind side

On the second day of the current parliamentary year, Members of the Scottish Parliament debated a motion welcoming the Oxfam Humankind Index for Scotland. Oxfam Scotland Research and Policy Adviser...

Sir Tom: Talk to the people with low paid, poor quality jobs

Sir Tom Hunter isn't the only person who passes judgement on people he doesn't know. We all do it occasionally.  But Sir Tom is rich and successful. So people listen when...

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Measuring Scotland's quality of life. The Humankind Index puts people at the heart of policymaking

Katherine Trebeck on the launch of the Humankind Index in Scotland. ...

What does the welfare reform agenda say about us as a society? Our Dr. Katherine Trebeck blogs...

I used to wonder whether we got the politics we deserve. But now, when reading headlines such as "'Welfare reform has us terrified' - families facing the worst speak out", it is...

Either we're at war, or all in it together, not both

Our Prime Minister has kicked off 2012 by announcing a pledge to half the amount of red-tape and calling health and safety laws a 'monster'. This is part of a promise he made last year to...