Chris Goulden

Head of the Poverty team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Chris manages the poverty team in the Policy and Research Department at JRF. He leads the Anti-poverty strategy research programme. He joined the JRF in 2003.

Chris used to manage and conduct social research on drugs and crime at the Home Office and helped develop the alcohol harm reduction strategy at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. Before that, he worked in the NHS in West London and Bradford doing clinical and action research on cancer.

Chris has a masters degree in social research methods from London South Bank University and has been a member of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Policy Expert Group and of the Social Research Association board. He joined the Social Security Advisory Committee in January 2013.

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What on earth is an anti-poverty strategy anyway?

Last week, the government launched their new strategy to tackle child poverty in the UK. Chris Goulden, head of the poverty research team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, comments on it and asks...