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Biography

Jonathan is a senior research fellow at IPPR North.

His research focusses on highlighting the causes and consequences of the UK’s regional divides. His latest reports have analysed the role of community power in relation to major policy agendas, including ‘levelling up’ and net zero. 

Jonathan joined IPPR in May 2019 as a research fellow. Based initially at IPPR’s London office, Jonathan led the institute’s work on housing. 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. 

His research has generated national and regional headlines. Jonathan has both TV and radio broadcast media experience. This includes appearances on BBC News at Ten, Channel 4 News, Sky News and The Today Programme. Jonathan has also written op-eds for the likes of the Times Red Box,  New Statesman and the Yorkshire Post. 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 bit.ly/IPPRsky

Recent work