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Biography

Susanna Kalitowski is a freelance researcher and policy consultant on governance, democracy and human rights.

Previously, she was a policy manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), where she led the Commission's work on business and human rights and sustainable procurement. Between 2006 and 2009, Susanna was a research fellow at the Hansard Society, a non-partisan thinktank that works to strengthen parliamentary democracy, where she co-authored a major study on improving the lawmaking process and led an annual survey on public attitudes to politics. Prior to this, Susanna worked on civil service reform at IPPR, co-authoring a study on innovations in government. She also worked for the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), a global civil society network working to reduce gun violence, where she was responsible for gender policy.

Susanna has written for a number of publications, including the Guardian's Comment is Free, Parliamentary Affairs, Open Democracy, Whitehall and Westminster World and the House Magazine. She holds a master's degree in human rights from the London School of Economics, a graduate diploma in law from the College of Law and a bachelor's degree in political science from Vassar College.