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Jonathan is a senior research fellow at IPPR North where he currently leads a programme of work on net zero. Jonathan has a background in housing and homelessness policy. He continues to undertake research and provide comment on a wide range of housing and homelessness issues.

Jonathan joined IPPR in May 2019 as a research fellow. Based initially at IPPR’s London office, Jonathan contributed widely to the work of IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission. He also played a key role in developing the insitute's housing research. 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. 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

Recent work