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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Biography

Rosie leads and delivers communications, campaigns and events for IPPR North and IPPR Scotland.

In particular, Rosie grows and maintains IPPR North and IPPR Scotland’s significant news presence to support good policymaking in the North of England and Scotland respectively. Working across the two think tanks’ wide range of policy areas, from devolution, to transport, child poverty, health inequalities and more, Rosie has secured coverage for research findings in all major national and regional outlets, from the BBC’s 6 O’Clock News and ITV’s Good Morning Britain, to all of the UK’s major national newspapers, and the front pages of vital regional newspapers like The Yorkshire Post and the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

Most recently, Rosie played a key role, as part of the IPPR North team, in researching, writing and communicating IPPR North’s ‘State of the North 2020/21’ report, and has appeared as a spokesperson in the media including on Times Radio and the Times Red Box.

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. She is also the former Mayor of Selby, in North Yorkshire.

Rosie has a degree in British Politics and Legislative Studies from the University of Hull.

Recent work