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Rosie heads up communications and advocacy for IPPR North and IPPR Scotland. 

She works with leaders, policymakers, communities and the media to influence progressive policy across IPPR North and IPPR Scotland’s full range of expertise which includes power and devolution within regions, transport, child poverty, health inequalities and more. She is currently playing a leading role in IPPR’s engagement with the levelling up agenda. 

Working with all major national and regional media outlets - from the BBC’s 6 O’clock News and ITV’s Good Morning Britain, to the UK’s major national and vital regional newspapers - Rosie grows and maintains IPPR North and IPPR Scotland’s significant news presence. In turn, this profile builds public and political support for progressive policy ideas that create the opportunity for people, whoever they are and wherever they live, to live a good life.  

Rosie regularly speaks at events and acts as a spokesperson in the media, with appearances on Times Radio and written work published in the Times Red Box and the Independent. She has also played a key role in researching, writing and communicating work on her areas of expertise which include democracy (including as an author of IPPR North’s State of the North 2020/21 report) and youth participation.  

Prior to joining IPPR in 2017, Rosie worked as a senior parliamentary assistant in the UK Parliament for prominent northern MPs. Her work included leading successful campaigns, providing political and policy advice, managing communications, undertaking research and speechwriting.  

Rosie has a degree in British politics and legislative studies from the University of Hull. She is also the former mayor of Selby, in North Yorkshire. 

Rosie is currently on leave.

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