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Jonathan is a Senior Research Fellow at IPPR North. His main area of policy expertise is housing and homelessness. He has also contributed widely to IPPR's work on decarbonisation as part of the Environmental Justice Commission.

Jonathan joined IPPR in May 2019 as a Research Fellow. Previously, he was based at the Wales Centre for Public Policy. In this role, he worked closely with Welsh Government ministers and public services to help connect policy makers with evidence and improve their capacity to make evidence informed policy decisions. At the Centre, he worked across a range of policy areas including housing and homelessness, environmental sustainability, the economy and skills. Jonathan also contributed to the Centre’s academic work and has previously published academic work on a range of international politics topics.

His research has generated national and regional headlines. Jonathan has both TV and radio broadcast media experience. His most recent appearances include Sky News and talkRADIO. Jonathan has also written op-eds for the likes of the New Statesman, the Yorkshire Post and Business Green. His portfolio is available to view here.

Jonny Webb on Sky News | Rural rough sleeping and housing

Exclusive research by IPPR and Sky News found rough sleeping is on the rise in rural England, with numbers of homeless people increasing by a third between 2012 and 2018

Recent work