Ed Turner is a lecturer in politics and international relations at Aston University. He is particularly interested in federalism, decentralisation and public policy. He wrote his doctoral thesis about the impact of political parties on public policy at the sub-national level in Germany, and retains a keen interest in all aspects of modern German politics.
In his spare time, Ed serves on the LGA's Environment, Economy, Transport and Housing Board. He has been involved in three major reviews of housing policy: the Local Housing Delivery Group, the Technical Housing Standards Review and, most recently, the Lyons Review of Housing Policy.